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CID Lines Highlights Triple Action of Cid 2000

30 May 2013
CID Lines

US - Water is involved in every aspect of the poultry metabolism. It plays important roles in regulating body temperature, digesting food and eliminating body wastes. At normal temperatures, poultry consumes at least twice as much water as feed.

It is a known fact that it is necessary to clean and disinfect surfaces, but cleaning and disinfecting the waterlines of the poultry house is at least as important.

The biggest problems occur when the drinking line contains a biofilm. This biofilm is a layer that is formed inside the water lines, caused by adding vitamins, medication etc. to the water.

Within this biofilm harmful pathogens are protected and can multiply.

The more mineral deposit such as iron, manganese, calcium etc. present due to hard water for example, the easier it is for organic matter including bacteria to attach itself to the inside edge of the drinking line.

It harbours pathogens like Salmonella, E. coli, Streptococcus, oocysts (coccidiosis) etc. and impedes the good functioning of medicine, vaccines, etc.

Eventually it will even block the nipples and reduce the water flow. A safe and adequate supply of water is therefore essential for efficient poultry production!

Especially designed for an optimal hygiene of the drinking water, Cid 2000 consists of stabilized hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) that dissolves in water into H2O and oxygen (O2).

The free gaseous oxygen will "scrub" along the biofilm, release it and dissolve the acids in organic diet (scale like calcium, iron, etc.).

Cid 2000 has a triple action:

  1. Cleaning of the drinking system
  2. Removing both organic and inorganic (scale) dirt
  3. Optimizing the pH-level of the drinking water

Removes biofilm

Biofilm inside water lines is known as a polysaccharide layer (organic matter). It can block the nipples, reduce the pipe volume by 70 to 80 per cent and hence reduce the water flow from the drinking system considerably. Simple high pressure flushing will not remove it. Chlorination neither. Oxygenating the lines will indeed.

Removes scale

Scale is a layer of inorganic matter. It is mostly consisting of calcium (Ca), iron (Fe) and magnesium (Mg) deposits. Only acids will remove scale.

Cid 2000 also consists of peroxy acetic acids and acetic acids. Those organic acids will remove scale. Scale can equally block the nipples and reduce the water flow.

Scale can also harbour microorganisms. A 2 per cent dilution will remove the scale in 12-24 hrs. contact time.

Reaches the end of the line

Field trials from Dr. Susan Watkins show that the highest number of CFU’s is found at the end of the line. That’s also where the biofilm (and scale build up) are often the biggest and also where the water flow is often at its lowest (where the nipples are most clogged).

The European "Chêne Vert" Laboratory concludes: “After 19 hours, at a 2 per cent dilution, in contact with organic matter, there was still > 80 per cent of the O2 available”. This guarantees that the free O2 from Cid 2000 will reach the end of the line, when correctly applied.

Dr Susan Watkins, from University of Arkansas, said: "Cid 2000 is the best investment to ensure higher production yield! Tested as having the 'highest reduction in microbial load'."

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