Biosecurity is securing protection from micro-biological organisms
Diseases and infections have always been a major concern to the veterinary industry
Fortunately, microbial contamination can be prevented and controlled using proper management practices and use of modern health and hygiene products.
Failure to concentrate on planned disease prevention often leads to personal disappointment and sometimes disastrous financial loss.
Understanding Microbial Control
Sterilization - The destruction of all infective and reproductive forms of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi,virus, etc.)
Disinfection - The destruction of all vegetative forms of microorganisms. Spores are not destroyed
Sanitation - The reduction of pathogenic organism numbers to a level at which they do not pose a disease threat to their host.
Maximising disinfectant benefits
Selecting disinfectants, considering their effectiveness on organisms that are of greatest concern
Satisfy all efficacy requirements demanded of disinfectants
Allow adequate contact time (usually 30 minutes is sufficient)
Selection of disinfectants
Every farm has it’s unique problems
No single molecule based disinfectant is effective by itself
Hence, a selective synergistic combination formulated for practical field conditions are most effective
Why should cleaning & sanitizing be carried out as two steps?
The presence of any residual soil can chemically or physically impair the efficacy of sanitizers
Soil may shield microorganisms from the necessary direct contact with the sanitizers