Agriculture : Dairy

Aqualution® is a powerful biocide with many animal health and hygiene applications on dairy farms. It can be used to treat mastitis and digital dermatitis, eradicate cryptosporidium, and improve water and environmental hygiene, and represents a major step forward in biosecurity, safe sanitation and welfare for dairy cows.

  • multipurpose (one product for water, hygiene, teats, feet, clusters, wound healing)
  • safe, non-toxic, no special handling
  • controls bacteria and biofilm
  • reduces SSC
  • highly effective
  • cost-effective
  • EU approved

Digital dermatitis
Aqualution® has been trialed by researchers at the Royal Veterinary College (University of London) on a UK farm with 735 dairy cows. 350 were lame. This was a zero graze herd, with slurry providing perfect conditions for Bacillus necrophorus. Infected lesions were washed twice a day with a solution of Aqualution® hypochlorous acid (HOCl), while the cows were being milked. After three weeks, there were no lame cows at all.

We are also partnering one of the main equipment suppliers to the dairy industry, to develop an automatic system that washes the cows’ feet as they go into the milking parlour. Each cow receives separate solution, and there’s no cross-contamination.

This is a vast improvement on copper sulphate, which is being withdrawn, and on formaldehyde which, as well as being corrosive and toxic, stings the animals, exacerbating the slurry problem, and quickly becomes inactive. Aqualution® is safe for both animals and humans, and requires no special handling procedures. Contact us for more information.

Mastitis
Aqualution® can be used as a highly effective pre- and post-milking sanitiser, and also helps to prevent and heal wound infection. It is safe for animals and the environment, and can even be used in drinking water. In cluster washing, it can be used in both manual and auto back flush systems. It is non-corrosive and has no impact on rubbers and liners.

Calf mortality
One farm in Wales has used Aqualution® to solve a serious problem with Cryptosporidium contamination. Although the water company had addressed the problem, the location of the farm meant they were still losing roughly half the calves every week. Our Aqualution® product Solosan was used to clean the calf stalls and calf buckets, as well as treat their drinking water. This graph shows the resulting dramatic drop in calf mortality (click to enlarge).

Solosan calf mortality trial

Water
Aqualution Solosan can be used for parlour washing, and also in field troughs. It can be dosed into animal drinking water to control bacteria and biofilm, and also reduces limescale deposits.

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