The chemical compound metam-sodium was tested at three concentrations for the ability to inactivate the infectivity of low-pathogenic avian influenza virus (LPAIV) and infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV), with virus-contaminated chicken litter used as the substrate. LPAIV was inactivated within 1 hr after the addition of metam-sodium independent of the concentration used. IBDV was not inactivated with the lowest amount of metam-sodium, but at higher concentrations the virus was inactivated within 1 hr after application. The results show that metam-sodium is able to penetrate chicken litter and inactivate enveloped as well as nonenveloped viruses because of its ability to form the active compound methyl isothiocyanate, which acts as a fumigant.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 54 • No. s1