DEFRA Tested Virucidal Farmyard Disinfectants & Sanitisers
Preventative biosecurity has become increasingly important in livestock agriculture in the aftermath of recent foot and mouth outbreaks. Implementation of farm biosecurity excludes pathogenic organisms from the farm environment and serves to safeguard livestock and food supply for human consumption.
Management measures require control over personnel and vehicular access to farms, and decontamination through the use of an effective farm disinfectant, ideally DEFRA tested virucidal disinfectants in wheel and foot dips, and preventing contact of livestock with wildlife.
Routine farm hygiene practices essential in controlling infectious disease within the farm include regular sanitisation and disinfection of animal housing, hard surfaces, vehicles and equipment.
Management of manure and litter with limited vehicle and personnel traffic between contaminated areas and livestock housing, regular sanitisation of the livestock drinking water system, and pest control all help prevent the horizontal transmission of pathogens. Hand sanitisation, skin antisepsis and management of open wounds, and limiting contamination through body fluids are also important in safeguarding livestock health. Aerial fogging has been found to be useful in controlling the rapid spread of respiratory diseases in livestock.
Good farm hygiene practices, combined with an informed selection of animal disinfectant used to control the transmission of pathogens affords an economical and powerful preventive tool in infectious disease management. The costs associated with implementing strict biosecurity measures and reducing pathogen loads in animal housing areas is miniscule compared to the veterinary costs and the costs of dealing with fallen animals.
An informed selection of a high level virucidal animal disinfectant independently tested for efficacy against common pathogenic viruses, bacteria, fungi and spores is critical in breaking the cycle of infection by eliminating all disease vectors and preventing them from becoming established in farms and re-infecting animals.
Livestock disinfectant stability and efficacy under a wide range of farming conditions such as high levels of organic contamination, hard water conditions and winter temperatures are important considerations when choosing a farm disinfectant. Quat-Chem holds one of the most comprehensive ranges of virucidal disinfectants for infectious disease management in livestock farming. Our extensive range of broad spectrum DEFRA tested virucidal disinfectants are independently tested to offer the highest level of protection against infectious diseases without risk to users and animals.
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