How to implement a farm hygiene system for maximum results

Step 1: Dry cleaning

Scrape any loose or caked organic matter from the floor and walls of the area to be cleaned.

Remove from the area.

Step 2: Pre-soak

Optional, may be necessary for stubborn dry material. Dry weather conditions may determine the need for pre-soaking. Time permitting pre-soaking will prove beneficial.

Step 3: Cleaning of water lines

Zamira recommend regular cleaning of water lines when the shed is empty. This will remove biofilm (a slimy layer of bacteria, pathogens and scale) from the lines. Leave end of water line open; Apply Cid 2000 at a rate of 2% to the water lines or header tank; ensure solution has reached the end of the waterline; close off the lines and leave to soak for 4 – 6 hours or overnight. During this period trigger the drinker nipples to make sure the solution has penetrated and made contact. After soaking period flush the lines and/or header tank thoroughly prior to reintroduction of animals.

Note: We recommend subsequent maintenance dosing of the treated lines with ZAMiGUARD CLEAN WATER (Chlorine Dioxide) or Cid 2000 (Hydrogen Peroxide).

Step 4: Wet cleaning with Kenosan (alkaline detergent)

Kenosan should be applied at a rate of 1 to 1.5% concentration. The use of a pressure cleaner with accurate (dilution) foaming attachment is highly recommended. Foaming increases the penetrating effect of Kenosan and makes it easy to confirm complete coverage at an economical rate. Zamira assist with matching suitable foaming equipment to your existing pressure cleaner. Allow Kenosan to soak for 10 to 60 minutes, 30 – 60 minutes for optimal results, but do not allow to dry on the surface. Rinse with high pressure cleaner.  The use of a high pressure cleaner and water is recommended for removal, but a high pressure hose can be used. Allow the surface to dry prior to application of disinfectant.

Step 5: Disinfect with Virocid

Apply Virocid to dry surface at a rate of 0.25 to 0.5% concentration. Test strips are available to check correct concentration during application. Apply Virocid in the same manner as Kenosan. Virocid at the recommended concentration is proven to be effective against 90 plus pathogens, viruses and fungi. Allow the surface to dry before the reintroduction of animals. Allow Virocid to remain on the surface after treatment. Do not rinse off. Virocid is non-corrosive at the recommended concentration. It is recommended for use by the (VDA) German Automobile Association for safe, non-corrosive use on vehicles. Virocid is also recommended for use in thermo fogging, boot dips, wheel dips, truck sprays, cooling pads and general surface spray of work surfaces (not for personal use).

Virocid Disinfectant, Kenosan Detergent, Cid 2000 and Zamiguard Clean Water | Zamira Australia

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