Demonstrating Halamid Effectiveness with Dipslide06 March 2014
FRANCE - Axcentive is suggesting to all authorised distributors of Halamid® that they use dip slides as a simple test for the presence of micro-organisms before and after disinfection.
Manufacturers of disinfectants and their distributors are continuously promoting their products around the world in an effort to persuade users that their product is effective or superior to whatever is currently being sprayed in the poultry barn. Users of disinfectants have healthy scepticism about the latest wonder-formulation and the onus is rightly on the seller to demonstrate quickly and unambiguously during a trial that the product lives up to expectations.
To this end, Axcentive is suggesting to all Halamid® authorised distributors the use of dip slides which give a simple test on the presence of micro-organisms before and after disinfection. With some dip slides, it is even possible to measure specific bacteria (e.g. Salmonella, E. coli). Using a small portable and cost-effective incubator, results are available in 24 hours.
Dipslides have been used to great effect since launching Halamid in Malaysia, which is a particularly competitive market for poultry disinfectants.
Dr Jolene Poo of F.E. Venture, Halamid’s distributor in Malaysia, commented: “Using dipslides has really helped us prove, without doubt, the good performance of Halamid to many poultry farmers.
“We typically take samples during the day of the trial and incubate them upon arrival at the lab. The results are ready the very next day so the customer gets the feedback quickly while their interest in the product is still high – and some of them are so impressed that they start buying straight away!”
Further information, recommended equipment suppliers and full guidelines for the use of dipslides within a Halamid disinfection protocol can be obtained from local Halamid distributors or by contacting Axcentive (Tel: +33 (0) 442 694 090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
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