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Disinfectants
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This was put together by a friend of mine. Thought it might be of interest to you all. Please note that Jeyes Fluid is of a different make up here, as is Creosote unless you can buy the original stuff.

ALCOHOLSSad Isopropyl or Ethyl alcohols)

1. Wide germicidal activity, non corrosive, poses fire hazard.

2. Limited residual effectdue to evaporation

3. Alcohols provide limited activity in the presence of organic matter.

4. Not considered effective against fungi or bacteria.

5. Excellent for disinfecting instruments or other small objects, and as hand cleaner.

6. Too expensive for general use in hatchery.

7. Must use 70-95% concentration for effectiveness.



HALOGENS (Iodines or hypochlorites/bleach)

1. Provide wide germicidal activity but are corrosive.

2. Limited activity in the presence of organic matter.

3. Poor residual activity, low toxicity, but may stain surfaces.

4. Not effective as sporocidal agent.

5. Effective at low concentrations for disinfecting small objects.

6. Low cost but requires frequent application.



QUARTERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS (Virukill)

1. Limited germicidal range

2. Not sporocidal, effective against vegetative bacteria, fungi, viruses.

3. Reduced efficiency in the presence of organic matter.

4. Limited effectiveness in soaps detergents and hard water salts.

5. Non irritating, non corrosive, low toxicity.

6. Residual activity limited to the amount of recontamination.

7. Good disinfectant for use on cleaned surfaces.

8. Low cost.


PHENOLICS (SINGLE OR MULTIPLE)

1. Wide germicidal range, not sporocidal.

2. Low toxicity and low corrosiveness.

3. Very effective in the presence of organic matter.

4. Good residual activity and deodoriser.

5. Low to moderate cost.


COAL TAR DISTILLATES (CRESOL AND CRESYLIC ACID/CREOSOTES/jeyes fluid

1. Wide germicidal activity.

2 Corrosive and toxic at high concentration.

3. Excellent residual activity with heavy odour.

4. Highly efficient in the presence of organic matter.

5. Not suited to use near eggs and chicks due to noxious gases.

6. Moderately expensive.


ALDEHYDES (GLUTERALDEHYDE)

1. Wide germicidal activity, sporocidal and fungicidal.

2. Slight to moderate efficiency in presence of organic matter.

3. Slight residual activity.

4. Moderately toxic.

5. Moderate cost.


OXYDISING AGENTS(HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE)virkonS

1. Moderate to high germicidal activity

2. Rendered ineffective in the presence of organic matter.

3. Moderately corrosive, limited toxicity.

4. Poor to limited residual activity.

5. Effective as cleaning and deodorising agent.

6. Moderate cost.


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#2
Good post Squizzers,can it be saved as a sticky ?
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#3
Have already pinned it, so should appear at the top of the list of threads!  Smile
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#4
Thanks for the info, I'm afraid I'm not that good at deciphering it all though  chin

for example, I was going to hose down the run with a solution of virkon s to try and reduce the chance of chooks picking up respiritry probs over the winter, but looking at this info it might be a waste of time as it's not effective in prescence of organic matter (which of course there is a lot of on the ground) and the lack of residual effect would mean doing it daily.  oh my

so what should I use?  blink
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#5
Virkon will kill off all the nasties that it comes into contact with - the vets reckon to use it on bare soil and grass. I think that anything is going to battle with a thick layer of bedding say - which is more likely what is meant by 'organic matter'. Even though there is no residual effect, it kills off what is there, which leaves the ground 'sweeter' than it would be otherwise. After you've put it on, dig it over and re-seed ready for next year!  Smile
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#6
Handy info. I have also now found a use for my a-level Chemistry knowledge, lots of chemistry terms there  Big Grin
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#7
Here's the reply re - organic matter! Isn't it great having such a source of information! Big Grin  this is from a SA friend! I've never thought of using Stalosan in the house, but it's a brilliant idea in an old property like mine, where the water leaks can sometimes catch you unaware!

Virkon S and Stalosan is the same basic ingredient. It is potassium peroxometasulphate (!). So you can use Stalosan which is cheaper.Organic matter they mean the uncleaned chicken droppings. So you generally need to clean before you disinfect. Stalosan and Virkon both kill cocci and I think all protozoans.

Also does well for flies and a blessing for us, the wet patches which dry instantly. I even use Stalosan in my cupboards...always damp on the coast
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Quote:Virkon will kill off all the nasties that it comes into contact with - the vets reckon to use it on bare soil and grass. I think that anything is going to battle with a thick layer of bedding say - which is more likely what is meant by 'organic matter'. Even though there is no residual effect, it kills off what is there, which leaves the ground 'sweeter' than it would be otherwise. After you've put it on, dig it over and re-seed ready for next year!  Smile

Thank you   Big Grin
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#9
My vets has recomended F10 Biocare:

http://www.mah-shop.co.uk/f10sc-veterina...-152-p.asp

Has anyone had any experience of this, or recomend its use for coop cleaning.
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