Is your drinking water disinfectant future proof?
Regulations for the use of biocides are becoming increasingly strict worldwide. Biocidal product registrations in Europe are in the middle of a process of structural change. Whereas previously, each country had an individual registration and assessment body, the EU has recently switched to a new and strict registration system that is harmonised throughout the European Union, led by ECHA, also known as BPR (European Biocidal Products Regulation). We are pleased to announce that Intra Hydrocare is the first product to be fully registered as drinking water disinfectant for animals.
The BPR registration sets very strict requirements for safety, toxicology, ecotoxicology and efficacy. Getting this new registration is a guarantee that the product is extremely safe but also effective in its use. In the BPR you can register in several product types (PT-groups). Intra Hydrocare is registered for uses in:
In practice, a dosage of 50 ppm (50 ml per 1,000 ltr of water) is recommended to be used in populated houses. With our PT05 registration, Intra Hydrocare is approved to even be used with an increased dosage to a maximum of 250 ppm. This is unique, as no other BPR-registered Hydrogen peroxide product is allowed to dose this amount in the drinking water. which means it is safe for poultry to consume this amount of Intra Hydrocare in the drinking water.
Biofilm builds up in the system during the cycle, it is very important to clean and disinfect the drinking system not only when the house is empty, but also when it is populated. The build-up of biofilm in water distribution systems is demonstrated in independent scientific publications. This study also shows that adding chlorine in low, medium or high concentration does not prevent this (Fish et al., 2018).
Biofilm in the drinking system is a major risk factor for animal health. When vaccines, feed supplements and antibiotics are dosed through the drinking water, they can be captured by the biofilm, leading to underdosed animals. These products are in return substrate for more biofilm growth. When a biofilm is matured, microorganisms that are part of the biofilm network will be spread through the drinking water.
If a product is not listed in the EU-BPR database, it is simply no longer approved to be used. It is up to the farmer to monitor this closely, as using unregistered products can lead to unpleasant consequences.
Standard hydrogen peroxide is not able to prevent biofilm formation, as it will react too quickly with the contamination in the first part of the system. While the danger zone is the last part of the system, further in the poultry house, where the water temperature is higher and water velocity lower.
Intra Hydrocare is an ultra–stabilised pharma grade hydrogen peroxide that keeps the entire system free of biofilm, also when animals are present. It is the liability and responsibility of the farmer / integrator to check whether a biocide complies with the European Biosafety Act to avoid market recalls. Intra Hydrocare is already a 100% guarantee for the future for farmers and integrations.
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