OVADINE (PVP Iodine) is manufactured according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). It is a US FDA Low Regulatory Priority (LRP) for use as a disinfectant for fish eggs, including salmon and trout eggs. It is widely used as a fish egg disinfectant to reduce the transmission of diseases between generations of fish. OVADINE® (PVP Iodine) fish egg disinfectant is an important part of a complete Biosecurity program.
Western has updated the OVADINE product label to include a convenient dose mixing chart. A summary of this label is available at - OVADINE Directions for Use
Directions for use:
- During fish egg water hardening: Use available Iodine (OVADINE contains 1% available Iodine) at 50 parts per million (ppm) for 30 minutes. Dilute 1 part OVADINE (PVP Iodine) to 200 parts potable water.
- After fish egg water hardening: Use available Iodine (OVADINE contains 1% available Iodine) at 100 parts per million (ppm) for 10 minutes. Dilute 1 part OVADINE (PVP Iodine) to 100 parts potable water.
Some Fish and Wildlife agencies have their own guidelines for Iodophor disinfection of fish eggs with OVADINE®, which may use slightly different concentrations and/or exposure times. The following links describe some of these recommendations.