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This NebGuide provides cattle producers and animal health workers information to help them better select and use disinfectants in their biosecurity program.

It is important to note that selecting and using disinfectants is only a tool in achieving the goal of biosecurity, which is to prevent, minimize or control cross-contamination of infective organisms between animals, from animals to feed and from animals to equipment that may directly or indirectly contact animals. Covers: definitions, selection, types of disinfectants considered; disinfectant selection table; and cattle viruses with and without viral envelopes. Includes tables of attributes to aid with disinfectant selection and cattle viruses with and without viral envelopes.