Farm biosecurity is a set of measures designed to protect a property from the entry and spread of pests and diseases. A biosecurity action plan will help you identify and prioritise the implementation of biosecurity practices relevant to your farm area. It also helps to ensure that practices routinely carried out on your farm are beneficial to the animal health.
The aim of biosecurity is to reduce or kill microbial populations which present a threat to the health of flocks. Cleaning and disinfection involve the physical and chemical removal of contaminating debris, and the reduction or elimination of pathogenic organisms in or on materials, so that these no longer present a health hazard.
The cleaning and disinfection process requires careful planning. Animal production units should always be completely cleaned and disinfected after the departure of each flock from the premises, and before the arrival of the next batch. Cleaning and disinfection should be performed simultaneously in all buildings on the premises.The presence of organic material reduces the efficacy of disinfectant and renders several disinfectants inactive and vector control procedures should be helpful to prevent vector borne disease. The ectoparasitic vectors include flies, mosquito, mites, ticks, lice, fleas, bugs, beetles and cockroaches which may cause many type of infection one animal to another.
Disinfectants can be divided into classes on the basis of their chemical compositions and each class has its characteristics, hazards, toxicities and efficacy against various microorganisms. Choice of disinfectant depends on the situation. Some disinfectants are adopted for their wide spectrum of destroying microorganisms in order to achieve effective disinfections. Those that destroy a smaller range of disease-causing organisms may also be preferred in cases where the level of disinfections required is low because of their low toxicity. Also, there are disinfectants which possess surfactant effect and are used to clean and disinfect in a one-step process.
Nowadays, there is more attention on multi-action disinfectants that are effective against various infections. They are also cost effective in a single application and so are being seen as a better solution to overall farm problems.
Zagro also constantly researched on this and developed a multi action disinfectant product called ULTRAXIDE PLUS. It is an improved formula blend of different type of quaternary ammonium compounds, glutaraldehyde and plant extract. This Plant extract of pine derivatives act as insect repellent, antiseptic, antiviral and bactericidal activity for additional efficacy.
This synergistic combination of Ultraxide Plus gives superior result against all groups of pathogenic microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, spores and efficiently works in presence of high organic load. It also has insect repellent effects making it suitable for farm cleaning jobs.
Ultraxide Plus: Correct choice to protect your farm from Harmful Germs and Vector that cause various infections resulting in profit loss