Farm Animals

Welcome to a program where prevention is better than cure

 

Prevention is necessary to improve the health and productivity of cattle herds. From a public health standpoint, the prevention of salmonella infections is important to reduce the risk of zoonotic disease, particularly among farm workers.

 

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FIRST INSECT CONTROL

Space spray

►Choose an approved rapid action space spray insecticide

►Close all openings and stop ventilation

►Calculate proper amount of product to use

►Fog or mist the product in the room / building - Make sure no one and no animal is present during treatment and waiting period (2 hours after)

►After 2 hours, re-start ventilation.

 

ORGANIC MATTER REMOVAL

►Empty all feed troughs

►Remove all bedding, manure, mobile equipment (including bait stations), dust, etc.

►If water is used in this step ensure that room / building is reasonably dry (no puddles on floor, walls, equipment) before moving on to the NEXT STEP

►Clean and disinfect mobile equipment before reintroduction to building following disinfection.

 

 

 

 

WATERLINE CLEANING AND DISINFECTION

Cleaning

►Ensure that treated waterline is not supplying water to livestock in another room / building

►Choose an appropriate detergent (depending on issues: organic matter / mineral deposits)

►Prepare stock solution to ensure proper dilution rate and quantity to be used depending on delivery tool / method

►Inject solution into waterline

►Ensure product is present everywhere in the waterline

►Let stand (soaking time depends on condition of the waterline)

►Flush waterline.

 

Disinfection

►If required, repeat steps from the CLEANING section using an appropriate disinfectant.

 

 

 

DETERGENT APPLICATION

Spraying / foaming

►Choose an appropriate product (depending on issues: organic matter / mineral deposits; or pH rotation)

►Prepare stock solution to ensure proper dilution rate and quantity to be used depending on delivery tool / method

►Spray or foam detergent solution on ALL surfaces to be washed

►Let stand (soaking time depends on amount of soiling on surfaces.

 

Detergent solution should be removed / rinsed off (see NEXT STEP) before it dries.

 

WASHING & RINSING

►Before detergent solution dries, thoroughly rinse all surfaces with water to remove detergent and any remaining organic / mineral material

►Let dry completely (no puddles on floor, walls, equipment) before moving on to the NEXT STEP.

 

 

 

DISINFECTION

Spraying / foaming

►Ensure that there are no puddles on floor, walls and equipment before moving on

►Choose an appropriate product according to ambient temperature, presence of specific pathogen and contamination level

►Prepare stock solution to ensure proper dilution rate and quantity to be used depending on delivery tool / method

►Spray or foam disinfectant solution on ALL surfaces that have been previously washed with detergent

►Let stand at least 10 minutes

►Dry as quickly as possible afterwards.

 

 

 

SECOND OPTIONAL DISINFECTION

Fogging / misting

►Ensure that there are no puddles on floor, walls and equipment before moving on

►Choose an appropriate product according to ambient temperature, presence of specific pathogen and contamination level

►Prepare solution to ensure proper dilution rate and quantity to be used depending on delivery tool / method

►Close all openings and stop ventilation

►Fog or mist the disinfectant solution in the room / building - Make sure no one and no animal is present during treatment and waiting period

►Re-start ventilation after appropriate contact time has elapsed

►Let dry (no puddles on floor, walls, equipment) before moving on to the NEXT STEP.

 

 

 

SECOND INSECT CONTROL

Wall spray

►Choose an approved wall spray insecticide

►If applicable, prepare solution to ensure proper dilution rate and quantity to be used depending on delivery tool / method

►Apply insecticide solution on ALL appropriate surfaces according to insect challenge<

►Let dry and restart ventilation before moving on to the NEXT STEP.

 

 

 

CONTINUOUS INSECT CONTROL

Baits / traps / livestock spray / etc.

►For year-round insect control, choose an appropriate product such as fly bait and / or glue traps

►Use an appropriate amount of product to ensure optimal control and continuous supply

►If applicable, use approved livestock insecticides

►If applicable, use insecticide ear tags for livestock.

 

 

RODENT CONTROL (CONTINUOUS)

►Place clean bait stations in appropriate numbers and locations

►Replenish and check bait stations weekly or as necessary

►Complete your Rodent Control Handbook Logs

►Update your Network Map as necessary.

 

VISITOR CONTROL

ACCESS AND VEHICLES

►Keep a visitor logbook - Who, when, where from

►Limit or forbid access to premises / buildings / critical areas

►Consider cleaning and disinfection of vehicles (upon arrival and on departure) - Wheels, wheel arches, undercarriage, cab.

 

CLOTHING AND FOOT BATHS

►Use clean or disposable protective clothing - Coveralls, hats, gloves, boots

►Require hand washing and sanitizing

►Install foot baths and change solutions weekly (or more often, as necessary)

►Cleaning footwear of soil before stepping in the foot bath is always best!

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