The threat of Avian Influenza is yet again upon us and is rapidly circulating in not only wild and migratory birds, but also severely affecting domestic flocks all over the world. Aside from causing severe losses from high mortality, these dangerous viruses cause respiratory issues such as sneezing, coughing, mucus-filled airways and sinus congestion. The best protection against this devastating disease is to tighten biosecurity measures on the farm as well as provide respiratory support for the birds especially when they are suffering from respiratory distress.
Get yourself the essential tools and follow these steps to fight against Avian Influenza from the range of Intracare products:
Did you know that viruses can hide in the biofilm in your waterline? Biofilm not only acts as a protective layer for bacteria but also viruses such as Avian Influenza. As common disinfectants like chlorine cannot penetrate biofilm, it is important to remove the biofilm with Intra Hydrocare, an efficient biofilm removal and water disinfection product approved for use in drinking water (PT05 registered). Official EU-standard studies have proven the effectiveness of 3% Intra Hydrocare against AI virus in challenging conditions.
Ensuring absolute hygiene is the first step in fighting Avian Influenza. These viruses are most indestructible when they are encased in organic soiling such as leftover faeces and dirt, thus efficiently removing all organic material by a strong detergent like Intra Foam Cleaner can already remove 99,9% of the risk!
Don’t let Avian Influenza viruses hide and avoid disinfection! Viruses are extremely small organisms and can hide in the smallest of cracks and spaces. It is important to ensure that your disinfectant is not only effective against viruses, but also that they have excellent flowability and ability to penetrate deep into the areas where these viruses are. Intra Multi-Des GA has tested against worst-case-scenario veterinary viruses and is effective at 0.75% and a 30 minute contact time. Thanks to the long-lasting residual action of Intra Multi-Des GA the poultry house remains protected until the new flock arrives.
Symptoms of respiratory distress is a significant cause for not only reduced performance of poultry, but also eventual economic losses for the farm. As there aren’t any treatment options for this viral disease, it is necessary to support the affected individuals by providing respiratory relief. The unique ingredients of Intra Aerosol help to reduce infection pressure, refresh the airways and support the birds in recovery from influenza. Intra Aerosol can be dosing simultaneously with the Intra Hydrocare maintenance programme.
Together, this combination of products can help you not only prevent Avian Influenza from entering your farm, but also support the birds and help to reduce economic losses from this highly infectious and difficult to manage disease.