Animal Disinfectants Market Report by Type (Iodine, Lactic Acid, Hydrogen Peroxide, Phenolic Acid, Potassium Peroxymonosulfate, Chlorine Dioxide, Chlorohexidine, Chlorine, Glycolic Acid), Form (Liquid, Powder), Application (Dairy Cleaning, Swine, Poultry, Equine, Dairy and Ruminants, Aquaculture), and Region 2024-2032

Animal Disinfectants Market Report by Type (Iodine, Lactic Acid, Hydrogen Peroxide, Phenolic Acid, Potassium Peroxymonosulfate, Chlorine Dioxide, Chlorohexidine, Chlorine, Glycolic Acid), Form (Liquid, Powder), Application (Dairy Cleaning, Swine, Poultry, Equine, Dairy and Ruminants, Aquaculture), and Region 2024-2032

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Market Overview:

The global animal disinfectants market size reached US$ 3.5 Billion in 2023. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 6.3 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 6.62% during 2024-2032. The growing awareness about animal health, increased investments in preventative healthcare measures, escalating prevalence of zoonotic diseases, and strict government regulations on animal health that necessitate the use of effective disinfectants represent some of the key factors propelling the market.

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Base Year
Forecast Years
Historical Years
Market Size in 2023 US$ 3.5 Billion
Market Forecast in 2032 US$ 6.3 Billion
Market Growth Rate 2024-2032


Animal disinfectants refer to a category of biocidal products specifically designed to destroy, neutralize, or inhibit the growth of disease-causing microorganisms in animal environments. They play a crucial role in animal health by helping to prevent the spread of harmful pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microbial entities. They are commonly used in various animal-related settings, including veterinary clinics, animal shelters, farms, and pet homes. They can be applied to animal housing, equipment, and transportation vehicles to ensure an overall sanitary environment. These disinfectants must meet regulatory standards to ensure they are safe and effective. The selection of an appropriate animal disinfectant is critical and typically depends on the specific pathogen profile, materials to be disinfected, and surrounding environmental conditions.

Animal Disinfectants Market

The rising prevalence of zoonotic diseases, coupled with the expanding livestock population, will stimulate the growth of the market during the forecast period. Moreover, the recent outbreak of animal diseases such as African swine fever and bird flu have underlined the importance of maintaining cleanliness in animal housing and transportation facilities. Along with this, an increase in the establishment of veterinary hospitals and clinics worldwide is fueling the demand for disinfectants to maintain hygiene and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. In addition, the emerging trend of pet humanization has led to a surge in pet ownership rates. As owners are willing to spend more on ensuring the health and wellbeing of their pets, which includes maintaining a clean, disease-free environment, there has been a rise in the adoption of animal disinfectants. In line with this, an increase in animal health expenditure globally owing to the growing willingness to invest in preventative healthcare measures, including the use of disinfectants, is augmenting the market growth. Furthermore, continual technological advancements have resulted in the development of new, more effective and convenient disinfectants. For instance, the leading manufacturers are leveraging nanotechnology to make disinfectants with enhanced antimicrobial properties. Besides this, the rapid expansion of the aquaculture industry, growth of animal health insurance, and continuous research and development (R&D) activities are some of the other factors propelling the market growth.

Animal Disinfectants Market Trends/Drivers:

Increase in Awareness About Animal Health

The escalating consciousness about animal health and well-being has become a key factor stimulating market growth. With the growing understanding that prevention is better than cure, animal owners, whether pets or livestock, are recognizing the importance of maintaining a clean and pathogen-free environment for their animals. The surging awareness of zoonotic diseases - illnesses that can be transferred from animals to humans - has heightened this necessity. Education campaigns, animal health advocacy, and the prevalence of online information have all contributed to this increased knowledge and understanding. The global pandemic has also highlighted the potential for widespread disease transmission, including those originating from animals, strengthening the need for stringent sanitation measures. The increasing consumer demand for organic and antibiotic-free meat products also necessitates the use of potent animal disinfectants to prevent diseases in animals raised without antibiotics, thereby contributing to market growth.

Rise in Livestock Population

The expanding global population has led to a higher demand for animal-derived products, such as meat, milk, and eggs. This has, in turn, led to an increase in livestock farming, driving the demand for animal disinfectants. While efficient for production, intensive farming systems can create environments conducive to the rapid spread of disease if not carefully managed. Thus, the widespread adoption of stringent biosecurity measures, such as regular disinfection protocols, to maintain the health of the herd or flock is supporting the expansion of the market. Disease outbreaks can significantly impact productivity and profitability, leading to economic losses for farmers and potential food shortages. This makes it imperative to use effective disinfectants to ensure a hygienic and safe environment for livestock and poultry, fueling the growth of the market.

Implementation of Stricter Government Regulations

Governments of various nations across the globe have introduced stringent regulations to maintain the hygiene standards of animal-rearing farms and facilities. This is to safeguard public health, ensure the welfare of animals, and protect the economy from the impact of potential disease outbreaks. Such regulations often mandate the use of disinfectants in various animal-related environments, wherein non-compliance can result in heavy penalties or even shutdowns. For instance, in many countries, agencies such as the Department of Agriculture or Health provide specific guidelines for sanitation and disease control in livestock and poultry operations. These guidelines include recommendations on the types and applications of disinfectants. As such regulations become more stringent, they drive the need for effective disinfectants, thus catalyzing the growth of the market.

Animal Disinfectants Industry Segmentation:

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the global animal disinfectants market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional, and country levels from 2024-2032. Our report has categorized the market based on type, form, and application.

Breakup by Type:

  • Iodine
  • Lactic Acid
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Phenolic Acid
  • Potassium Peroxymonosulfate
  • Chlorine Dioxide
  • Chlorohexidine
  • Chlorine
  • Glycolic Acid

Iodine represents the largest market segment

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the type. This includes iodine, lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide, phenolic acid, potassium peroxymonosulfate, chlorine dioxide, chlorohexidine, chlorine, and glycolic acid. According to the report, iodine represented the largest segment.

Iodine is recognized for its broad-spectrum efficacy as it is effective against a wide range of pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. Its ability to destroy numerous microorganisms, such as those resistant to other disinfectants, makes it a popular choice among animal owners and farmers. The superior germicidal action of iodine is not significantly affected by the presence of organic matter, making it ideal for use in animal farming environments that may have high levels of organic debris. Since other disinfectants often lose efficacy in such conditions, iodine is gaining traction as a more reliable option. Iodine-based animal disinfectants also have rapid action, providing quick sanitation and more efficient turnaround times in animal housing and transportation facilities. They are generally safer to use, with less toxic fumes, making them preferred in settings where humans and animals coexist. Since iodine-based disinfectants are versatile, they are widely used for different purposes, such as disinfecting animal wounds, surfaces, equipment, and water systems. This adaptability enhances their utility and, hence, fuels their demand.

Breakup by Form:

  • Liquid
  • Powder

Liquid accounts for the majority of the market share

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the form. This includes liquid and powder. According to the report, liquid represented the largest segment.

Liquid disinfectants can be used in various settings, ranging from surfaces to equipment and even large spaces. They can be applied directly or used with fogging machines for disinfecting larger areas, providing flexibility in their application. They are relatively easy to use as they often require no preparation before application. They are sprayed, wiped, or poured directly onto the desired area, making them suitable for quick and effective disinfection. When applied, liquid disinfectants offer thorough coverage, ensuring all areas, including cracks and crevices, are reached and disinfected. This extensive reach is essential in effectively reducing the spread of pathogens. They are typically more cost-effective compared to other forms like wipes or sprays. They can cover large areas without the need for multiple products, proving to be more economical in high-demand settings such as farms or veterinary clinics. Apart from this, the easy integration of liquid disinfectants into existing cleaning routines and equipment without requiring special handling or storage conditions makes them a convenient choice for users, which in turn is driving segment growth.

Breakup by Application:

  • Dairy Cleaning
  • Swine
  • Poultry
  • Equine
  • Dairy and Ruminants
  • Aquaculture

Swine represents the largest application segment

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the application. This includes dairy cleaning, swine, poultry, equine, dairy and ruminants, and aquaculture. According to the report, swine represented the largest segment.

Swine are usually raised in intensive farming systems, where large numbers of animals are kept in relatively confined spaces. These conditions can promote the rapid spread of diseases if not adequately managed. Therefore, the use of animal disinfectants is essential in maintaining the health of the swine population and preventing outbreaks. Pigs are known to be susceptible to various diseases, including viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections. Some of these diseases, such as African Swine Fever and Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, can be highly contagious and devastating, resulting in significant economic losses. Disease outbreaks in the swine industry can have significant impacts, affecting international trade, causing food supply issues, and leading to substantial economic losses. Moreover, in many regions, there are stringent regulations regarding the health and welfare of swine, requiring regular cleaning and disinfection of facilities. Swine are high-value livestock, with products ranging from meat to leather. Protecting this investment is crucial for farmers, which drives the use of effective disinfectants. Additionally, the rising public health concerns are stimulating the growth of this segment as swine can be a source of zoonotic diseases that can be transmitted to humans, generating the need for effective animal disinfection to protect public health.

Breakup by Region:

  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Others
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa

North America exhibits a clear dominance in the market

The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include North America (the United States and Canada); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and others); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa. According to the report, North America was the largest market.

North America held the largest market share since the region has a well-established and technologically advanced animal husbandry sector. The region's robust livestock industry, encompassing cattle, swine, and poultry, fuels the demand for animal disinfectants to maintain high biosecurity standards. Furthermore, the North America region comprises developed nations, such as the United States, which has one of the highest pet ownership rates globally. Thus, the demand for animal disinfectants for domestic end users, such as homes and veterinary clinics, is considerable.

The region is also subject to stringent animal health regulations and standards imposed by entities like the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These standards mandate the regular use of disinfectants in animal rearing and handling facilities, thus catalyzing product demand. In addition, North America is home to several leading animal disinfectant manufacturers. The presence of these key players contributes to higher accessibility and affordability of products, propelling market growth. In addition, the region experiences frequent outbreaks of animal diseases such as avian influenza and mad cow disease, necessitating robust biosecurity measures, which is positively influencing the market growth.

Competitive Landscape:

The market is witnessing steady growth because of its dynamic competitive landscape, featuring a mix of established multinational corporations and emerging players. Companies are striving for differentiation through product innovation by developing novel disinfectants with improved efficacy, safety, environmental friendliness, and versatility. Various key players are entering into strategic partnerships and collaborations and adopting various expansion strategies to broaden their customer base, expand into new markets, and diversify their product offerings. The market is also experiencing a surge in research-related efforts as well as investments by manufacturers, leading to the use of advanced technologies like nanotechnology in product development. Vendors are currently focusing on expanding their product portfolios and distribution networks. We expect the market to witness new entrants, a rise in mergers and acquisitions (M&As), and increased collaborations between animal health companies, veterinary clinics, and research institutions to drive healthy competition within the domain.

The report has provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the market. Detailed profiles of all major companies have also been provided. Some of the key players in the market include:

  • Albert Kerbl GmbH
  • CID LINES NV (Ecolab Company)
  • DeLaval Inc.
  • Evans Vanodine International plc
  • GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
  • Kersia Group
  • Lanxess
  • Neogen Corporation
  • Sanosil AG
  • Sunways Bioscience Ltd.

Animal Disinfectants Market Report Scope:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
 Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Billion
Scope of the Report Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment: 
  • Type 
  • Form
  • Application
  • Region
Types Covered Iodine, Lactic Acid, Hydrogen Peroxide, Phenolic Acid, Potassium Peroxymonosulfate, Chlorine Dioxide, Chlorohexidine, Chlorine, Glycolic Acid
Forms Covered Liquid, Powder
Applications Covered Dairy Cleaning, Swine, Poultry, Equine, Dairy and Ruminants, Aquaculture
Regions Covered Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Albert Kerbl GmbH, CID LINES NV (Ecolab Company), DeLaval Inc., Evans Vanodine International plc, GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, Kersia Group, Lanxess, Neogen Corporation, Sanosil AG, Sunways Bioscience Ltd., etc.
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Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global animal disinfectants market performed so far, and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the drivers, restraints, and opportunities in the global animal disinfectants market?
  • What is the impact of each driver, restraint, and opportunity on the global animal disinfectants market?
  • What are the key regional markets?
  • Which countries represent the most attractive animal disinfectants market?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the type?
  • Which is the most attractive type in the animal disinfectants market?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the form?
  • Which is the most attractive form in the animal disinfectants market?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
  • Which is the most attractive application in the animal disinfectants market?
  • What is the competitive structure of the global animal disinfectants market?
  • Who are the key players/companies in the global animal disinfectants market?

Key Benefits for Stakeholders:

  • IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the animal disinfectants market from 2018-2032.
  • The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global animal disinfectants market.
  • The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, regional markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within each region.
  • Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the animal disinfectants industry and its attractiveness.
  • Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.

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