Poultry Farm Disinfectants & Hygiene Products
Quat-Chem holds one of the most comprehensive ranges of virucidal disinfectants for infectious disease management in poultry and livestock farming.
Viruses are widely responsible for immunosuppression in infected birds, which leads to poultry susceptible to opportunistic environmental pathogens present at sub-infective levels. Viruses are widely implicated in poultry epidemics of international economic importance. The direct costs of mortality as a result of endemic disease are immediately evident. The avian influenza pandemic highlighted the speed and ease in which infectious viral diseases can traverse the globe and their devistating impact on the poultry industry and national economies.
Preventative biosecurity is now accepted as a pre-requisite to poultry production, with poultry producers worldwide taking the necessary steps to institute strict biosecurity programmes to exclude pathogenic organisms from farm environments.
Terminal disinfection is the single most effective part of an all-in, all-out production programme, and is critical in ensuring a healthy start for a new batch of poultry chicks. This involves careful removal of poultry waste and litter, followed by intensive sanitisation and disinfection to eliminate infectious organisms or reduce their populations to non-infective levels in poultry housing, and also from vehicles and equipment used. A good terminal hygiene program starting with pre-cleaning using a bactericidal detergent-sanitiser ensures removal of dirt and associated organisms. Pre-cleaning also ensures maximum performance of virucidal disinfectant used.
An informed selection of a poultry disinfectant independently tested for efficacy against common pathogenic viruses, bacteria, fungi, coccidia and spores is critical in breaking the cycle of infection in poultry production. The use of high level broad spectrum virucidal disinfectants within a biosecurity programme is critical to eliminate disease vectors in farms and prevent re-infection of subsequent batches of poultry. This includes organisms with potential consumer health and food safety implications.
While the direct costs of mortality as a result of endemic disease is immediately evident, the effect of subclinical infectious disease on poultry productivity is often underestimated. Minimising environmental pathogen populations in poultry housing during the early growth period ensures that the immune system of birds is not overwhelmed, hence provides better performance of vaccines, and reduces veterinary pharmaceutical usage and associated residues in poultry meat and eggs. Biosecurity and preventive hygiene supports compliance with food safety industry standards such as HACCP (Hazard Analysis, Critical Control Points).
Routine farm practices such as hand sanitisation, control of aerial respiratory transmission, management of manure and litter, water sanitisation and pest control prevent the horizontal transmission of disease which can spread rapidly through the flock under intensive poultry production conditions. Quat-Chem holds one of the most comprehensive ranges of virucidal disinfectants for infectious disease management in poultry and livestock farming.
Our extensive range of DEFRA tested disinfectants is independently tested to offer the highest level of protection against infectious poultry diseases without risk to users and poultry. Disinfectant stability and efficacy under a wide range of farming conditions such as high levels of organic contamination, hardwater conditions and winter temperatures are important considerations when choosing a poultry disinfectant.
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