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Info for Chicken Farms - Omnicide Disinfectant - What is it?
Info for Chicken Farms - Omnicide Disinfectant - What is it?
13th May 2021 | By Yewan Armstrong
Omnicide is a powerful, fast acting, broad spectrum disinfectant designed to provide excellent bio-security protection even in dirty conditions with lasting residual protection.
What Does It Contain? Omnicide contains a blend of two powerful active ingredients: glutaraldehyde and COCO QAC. COCO QAC is cocoalkyldimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride. This molecule contains a range of short, medium and long alkyl chains. Long chain activity is needed to control gram-negative bacteria.
Why Use It? • It destroys many virus and gram negative bacteria which are tolerant to other disinfectants and cause disease throughout the world • The number one choice for bio-security programs when the disease risk is high • DEFRA approved - diseases of Poultry order 1:125 & general orders at 1:50 • Suitable for use in a variety of sectors and particularly useful in the poultry sector • Contains a blend of two powerful active ingredients: glutaraldehyde and COCO QAC • Omnicide has a powerful fast acting contact activity even in dirty conditions and a long lasting residual protection
Omnicide Use In Poultry Related Diseases Omnicide destroys the pathogens that cause the following diseases in chickens: • Newcastle disease • Infectious bronchitis • Avian Influenza • Infectious bursal disease (Gumboro) • Mareks • Coryza • Egg drop syndrome • Chronic respiratory disease • Fowl Cholera • Aspergillosis Pullorum
Omnicide Use In Broilers Broiler chickens are especially susceptible to respiratory, gut and organ diseases. Disinfection of the housing and surrounding environments with Omnicide after clearing out each batch and before restocking of new chicks will help control pathogens. Special attention should be paid to brushing or washing dust from overhead surfaces as disease pathogens thrive in these areas.
Omnicide Use In Layers Keep batches of laying chickens together and do not introduce replacement stock into mature batches. Regularly disinfect cages, feeders, drinkers and egg laying equipment with Omnicide.
Omnicide Use In Breeders For breeding hens bio-security is extremely important in order to avoid diseases that affect the hatchability of eggs. It is very essential to prevent gram negative bacteria of Salmonella, Pseudomonas , E.Coli and Asperdillus fungus from infecting the eggs. Omnicide is extremely effective in controlling these pathogens.
Omnicide Use In Hatcheries Omnicide is extremely affective for use in the hatchery as it is non-corrosive and safe to chicks and eggs. It can be used to disinfect the following: newly laid eggs, setters, hatchers, hatchery buildings, hatchery equipment and transport vehicles.
This blog was written by Yewan Armstrong, Managing Director at Astral. Please get in touch if there are any particular topics you would like us to talk about on the blog!
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