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Best ways to eliminate avian influenza

According to the Associated Press, avian influenza, also known as the bird flu, is exploding in California, especially in Sonoma County, where officials have declared a state of emergency. 

Merced County in Central California also has been hit hard, with outbreaks at several large commercial egg-producing farms. Spread by migratory birds, as of the end of January, according to the USDA, the outbreak has impacted more than 7 million chickens in about 40 commercial flocks, with most of the outbreaks occurring over the past two months on the North Coast and Central Valley.

The Best Ways to eliminate avian influenza?

Whether egg or meat production, organic or conventional animal husbandry, small or large poultry houses, in the fight against the disease, poultry farmers must focus on prevention. In addition to a strict biosecurity code of conduct that encompasses all areas of poultry farming for employees and vehicles, industrial hot water cleaning equipment is essential.  

You can effectively eliminate avian Influenza transmission with industrial hot water high-pressure cleaners, considered the first choice for cleaning poultry houses including floors, walls, ceilings, aviaries, and perches.

  • Since hot water dissolves dirt, including viruses and bacteria, a thorough cleaning cycle with hot water at 85 °C is sufficient. This approach saves up to 40% cleaning time per poultry house, even without detergents.
  • In addition, surfaces cleaned with hot water dry more quickly, allowing subsequent disinfection against avian influenza to begin sooner.
Hot water high pressure washer used to clean inside chicken shed

Alongside improved results and faster cleaning and drying times, hot water high-pressure cleaners also have a measurable germ-reducing effect.

  • When the steam stage is used, even delicate surfaces can be gently cleaned with temperatures of up to 155 °C. These machines also allow for a reduction in the time required and the volume of cleaning agent that is used.

Cleaning agents

If you also want to use a cleaning agent, we recommend the CDC-registered and EPA-approved Vital Oxide detergent.  Can be used as an industrial disinfectant cleaner, or be diluted further, to be used as a sanitizer.

  • Safe for use around both humans and animals.
  • One part stable Chlorine Dioxide and one part water, no mixing.
  • Kills 99.999% of bacteria in less than 60 seconds
  • Food Contact Sanitizer – NSF Registered (D2) Sanitizer
  • Residential, Commercial, & Hospital Disinfectant.
  • Effective against COVID-19, Parvo, Noro Virus, Staph & Strep, E. Coli, and tuberculosis.

For more information call or contact us at the Pacific Bay Equipment Service Center nearest you.

Vital Oxide, CDC-registered and EPA-approved, industrial disinfectant

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