Vanodine V18 Iodine Complex Disinfectant has been proven to provide a more convenient and better value alternative to riskier products such as bleach, particularly within the aviary or bird room. It is especially useful for keeping wild bird feeders and the areas around them free of harmful bacteria.
Dilution: 4 ml to 6 liters of drinking water sterilization.
10 ml to 5 liters of water aerial drinker.
Effectiveness: Kills bird flu, tuberculosis, egg drop pathogen – Kill viruses, bacteria and fungi on contact.
Unlike bleach, Vanodine works on dirty surfaces.
Cheap elimination of Salmonella, Fowl Cholera and E. coli.
As far as feeding wild birds, Autumn (in particular) is a time in which bacteria and fungal spores spread by means of hot and humid conditions. It is wise to take extra precautions at this time particularly – but of course all year-round worry-feeding utensils and the area is kept clean around them.
Note: The Vanodine V18 manufacturers do not recommend using the product for keeping a pond clear. V18 affects surfactants will will adversely affect the water-proofness of the feathers of ducks and the like. Iodine is toxic to aquatic species even at very low concentrations, so that fish, salamanders, etc., will suffer if the pond is treated in this way. Use as directed on the bottle.