Halamid Helps Keep Poultry Barns Dry04 September 2014
FRANCE - The biosecurity benefits of a dry house and dry litter are well known in the poultry industry and this must be kept in mind when disinfection is considered, according to Axcentive.
Most disinfection protocols rightly call for at least one wet disinfection stage after which the house should be thoroughly dried before bringing in new clean dry litter.
Unlike some disinfectants, Halamid® can continue working for biosecurity in the house after the wet disinfection stage. Firstly, if Halamid is applied by high pressure spray, tests have shown that once the water has dried off, an active residue remains on surfaces.
In some situations, this dry deposit is reactivated by spraying with clean water but even when dry, it continues to have some activity. The quantity of Halamid present after a typical spray operation does not pose a safety threat to livestock.
Secondly, Halamid can be thermally fogged as an air disinfectant. In this application method, Halamid demonstrates many safety advantages over traditional formaldehyde and the obvious advantage of this process is that being dry fog, it can be applied once the clean litter and other equipment has been brought into the barn.
Finally, there should be no concerns about Halamid contact with litter at usual dosages, because some brands of drying powder even contain a proportion of Halamid to boost their disinfecting properties.
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