|V-18 and FAM-30 are no longer allowed to be imported into the U.S. For information on our new IODINE SANITIZER, click here|
|V-18 versus FAM-30 What's the Difference?|
V-18 and FAM-30 are the same basic product except that FAM-30 has 30% more Iodine and was developed to eradicate Foot and Mouth Disease (hence the name FAM). V-18 has not been tested on Foot and Mouth Disease specifically but is believed that it would be effective as well but perhaps not as quickly. FAM-30 has a 99.999% kill in 30 seconds.
While V-18 and Fam-30 are used in the same dilutions for large animals Fam-30 is preferred by large livestock producers, especially those with hooved animals. When FAM-30 is used for small animals the should be diluted with 1/3 more water.
V-18 has become the disinfectant of choice for small animal owners and bird breeders in particular. Fam-30 is NOT recommended for use with birds.
We use both in our rabbitry and livestock operation although either one is sufficient. We use FAM-30 for foot baths and equipment cleaning and V-18 for water sterilization and treatment of wounds and respiratory symptoms.