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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
DEFRA approved disinfectant
« on: May 24, 2012, 08:05:15 am »
There was a recent topic that included something about disinfectant but I can't find it.
 
I understand that when you move animals the vehicle has to be disinfected with something approved by DEFRA. I have just looked at their approved list and its very confusing to me.
 
Can anyone recommend a good DEFRA approved general purpose disinfectant?
 
thanks
Sally
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

HappyHippy

  • Guest
Re: DEFRA approved disinfectant
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012, 08:59:16 am »
Hiya Sally  :wave:
 
I use jeyes fluid for cleaning and Virkon for disinfecting.
The virkon I have is small sachets of powder that you mix with water - I'm sure it was Fearing I bought it from (but since I'm in the middle of sorting accounts I can't put my hand on the invoice ::) )
HTH
Karen x

Fowgill Farm

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: DEFRA approved disinfectant
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 09:40:30 am »
I do same as HH. Jeyes then Vikron.
Vikron sachets and big tubs can be bought at your local agricultural merchant, a sachets only something like 1.99.
I also use a powder disinfectant in my wooden floored huts in winter when its too cold for them to dry out but can't remember what its called. Won't buy any now until July but its lemony and seems to do the job.
HTH
mandy :pig:

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: DEFRA approved disinfectant
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2012, 09:53:38 am »
Thanks Ladies,
 
I already have Jeyes fluid (I just love the smell) and will get some Vikron sachets just in case I ever get inspected.
 
Sally
 
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Re: DEFRA approved disinfectant
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012, 09:04:35 pm »
If You are serious about Hygene and cross contamination on your Smallholding or Farm rather than just having someting in the cupboard in case of inspections then use Sorgene 5 broad spectrum disinfectant which is approved by DEFRA and has a wide range of applications (Pigs / Poultry / Sheep / Cattle & Equine)

The Link to the data sheet is here :  http://www.pestcontrol.basf.co.uk/agroportal/pc_uk/media/migrated/rural_pest_control/leaflets_1/11816___SORGENE_A5_BOOKLET___MAY_08.pdf

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robert waddell

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Re: DEFRA approved disinfectant
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2012, 09:44:04 pm »
that is what we use :thumbsup: :farmer:

oaklandspigs

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • East Sussex
    • OaklandsPigs
Re: DEFRA approved disinfectant
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2012, 08:03:22 am »
We use Hyperox and have used Virkon in the past.
 
The full list is here
 
http://disinfectants.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Module=ApprovalsList_SI
 
 
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Fowgill Farm

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: DEFRA approved disinfectant
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2012, 09:36:18 am »
Wow just had a look at the DEFRA list, never knew there were so many!
mandy  :pig:
ps love the smell of Jeyes too!

Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: DEFRA approved disinfectant
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2012, 09:45:54 pm »
We use either Agrichlor (tablets) or Virkon S (powder) & the pressure washer.  I prefer the smell of Virkon out of the 2, but I do admit to liking the smell of Jeyes too  ;D
 :love: :pig: :love:
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