Hygiene management in livestock farming
In modern livestock farming, regular, thorough cleaning and subsequent professional disinfection of shed enclosures is a fundamental requirement to ensure animal health.
A lack of hygiene management will lead to an increase in germ diversity and to a surge in the total germ load. It can produce unnecessary strain on animal immune systems and increase performance-reducing illnesses. General germ reduction and a break in an infection chain reduce the risk of disease. Thorough cleaning followed by disinfection of shed facilities prevent certain pathogens from multiplying.
Cleaning livestock sheds
Efficient stable disinfection strongly depends on prior effective cleaning. Fat and protein films are carriers of infective agents. and cannot be easily removed with a pressure washer. Disinfectants applied after a pressure wash cannot penetrate them.
That's why facilities should be cleaned thoroughly before disinfection, usually with a chemical cleaning agent. The Desintec hygiene range offers high-alkaline cleaning concentrate with high degreasing and dirt-removing power with the products StallClean Basis and StallClean Profi. Their use particularly improves cleaning with shorter cleaning times where fat-containing faeces is involved and helps to reduce water consumption.
Work steps when using StallClean Basis and StallClean Profi:
- Move animals out of the shed
- Make preparations, such as removing movable equipment and sweeping out the shed completely
- Use a soaking system to soak the shed
- Foam the shed with a 1–2 per cent StallClean Basis and StallClean Profi application solution shortly before pressure washing
- Clean shed thoroughly with pressure washer