Effective Disinfection of Drinking Water in Poultry House and Pigsty
The new product Virkon H2O has been specially developed as a component of the process for safeguarding drinking water quality in poultry production. It offers poultry particular protection against infections from watering systems after vaccinations, inhibits biofilm formation and inactivates antibiotic residues in the drinking water supply.
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AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG has been the exclusive German distribution partner of DuPont Disinfectants for more than four years. Both partners are now extending their portfolio to include the disinfectant Virkon H2O. The new product has been specially developed to meet the requirements of pig and poultry farmers. In pigsties, for example, it is expected to become a part of the process for ensuring drinking water quality in piglet rearing and at the beginning of the fattening period in the feeding stalls. In poultry houses, Virkon H20 offers particular protection against infections from watering systems after vaccinations, inhibits biofilm formation and inactivates antibiotic residues in the drinking water supply.
Independent studies in accordance with European test standards (EN 1656) have shown that Virkon H2O is effective against the most frequent pathogens at a dilution ratio of 1:800. Virkon H2O also inhibits biofilm formation by controlling the planktonic bacteria that can generate and increase biofilms in drinking water systems. It protects against infections in periods of stress; at times when the animals face increased stress, Virkon H2O can be added to the drinking water supply for two to three days to ensure that the animals' drinking water systems enjoy the highest possible degree of hygiene.
Owing to its unique, highly effective oxidizing formula, Virkon H2O has been shown to inactivate certain antibiotics in drinking water supplies at a dilution ratio of 1:800 (one kilogram to 800 litres of water). The product therefore makes a contribution to antibiotic inactivation. Using Virkon H2O can prevent unwanted residues of antibiotics in drinking water systems.
Other operational benefits include ease and safety of use, effectiveness at low temperatures and biodegradability. Strategic use of Virkon H2O enables a "best-practice" biosafety programme that combines high biocidal effectiveness – the trademark of all Virkon products – with important benefits for operational practice.
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