The Hog Days of Summer have arrived, but are your cool cells operating efficiently? Scale and crust build-up in cool cells can reduce absorption and decrease airflow leading into your barn, inhibiting the environment from cooling. Applying Barnstorm® Detergent will help maintain the integrity and lifespan of your cooling system, while reducing the pressures from heat stress on your pigs.
But don't forget to charge your cool cells! Injecting Synergize® Cool into your system will keep pathogens from entering your barn via aerosol transmission. Current research conducted by the University of Minnesota Swine Disease Eradication Center (SDEC) indicates MLV PRRSv vaccine passing through a cool cell pad impregnated with Synergize Cool Disinfectant (0.8% inclusion rate, 1:128) will be rendered inactive in less than one (1) minute, and will continue to be deactivated for 72 hours as determined by PCR air sampling.1
Keep your herd biosecure and cool this summer with Barnstorm Detergent and Synergize Cool Disinfectant. And don't forget all the other ways pathogens can be introduced to your herd! Insect control and rodent control are integral parts in maintaining a biosecure sanctuary.
For more information, please refer to our program brochure, the below product pages, or by speaking with your Neogen Sales Representative today.
- Pitkin, Andrea, DVM, MS. "Evaluation of a low-cost protocol for reducing the risk of aerosol spread of PRRS virus." University of Minnesota Swine Disease Eradication Center (2009).
Cleaning is just one step in a two step program to create a safe and clean environment for livestock to rid areas of high soil loads, hard water and areas having porous surfaces. In addition to cleaning, dry cleaning helps remove any gross organic material, allowing the detergent to reach the toughest areas. Proper dry cleaning and utilizing one of the following detergents prior to disinfection will provide the disinfectant a clean surface to eliminate disease causing pathogens from your operation.
Biosecurity doesn't cost, it pays. Your ability to prevent the onset of infectious disease goes a long way towards enhancing health and performance while reducing the cost of treating sick pigs. And disinfecting is a big part of that equation. To ensure your operation stays secure, reach for one of the following disinfectants this winter to help keep your herd safe and healthy.
Rats and mice are estimated to cause $30 billion per year in damages to barns and electrical equipment. They are also vectors of disease such as PRRS, PED, and ileitis, and can consume valuable feed and water on the farm. Due to the extreme summer weather this year, we will see increased pressure from rodents moving in to your facilities this fall and winter. Neogen offers an extensive line of rodent control actives and equipment to keep more money in your product. Through a 4-step rotation program, as demonstrated below, you can control rats and mice in and around your operation year round.
Swine operations are known safe places for unwanted flies and other pests. Biting, flying and crawling insects can spread diseases, contaminate feed and water, and even cost you marketing dollars. With Neogen's robust line of insect control products, you can focus more on supplying families with healthy meat rather than your insect problem. Reduce your operation's physical and fiscal stresses with insect control from Neogen.