FAM 30 is a powerful farm disinfectant and an extremely fast-acting multi-purpose Iodophor Disinfectant.
Suitable for use against Equine Flu virus. Fam 30 is approved by the Department of Agriculture. Effective against the causative organisms of TB, Brucellosis and other Diseases.
Defra Approved (Foot & Mouth, Swine vesicular, Poultry and general Orders.) Listed in the Aquatic Disinfectant Listing Scheme. Fungicidal and virucidal, offering excellent protection from a wide range of disease-causing organisms. PCS Number 93935.
Equine Flu Virus
Did you know that Equine influenza can be highly contagious and can be airborne over reasonable distances as well as transmitted indirectly e.g. via surfaces of vehicles, equipment and people? With recent multiple outbreaks of equine influenza in the U.K. and Europe affecting both vaccinated and unvaccinated horses, Biocel has worked with partners across the U.K. to provide effective solutions, thus we bring forward FAM 30.
- Kills Bacteria, Viruses & Fungi.
- Cleans & disinfects in one operation.
- Active in the presence of Soil.
- Approved for use in all livestock housing situations.
- Suitable for use in wheel and footbaths.
FAM 30 is a powerful farm disinfectant for use as a surface disinfectant for buildings and equipment. The use dilution will be 1-part FAM 30 to 100 parts water (Diseases of Poultry Order, and the Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals Order and EN 14675 virucidal activity test).
Surfaces should be cleaned before disinfection except in areas where there is definite contamination from a sick animal when the disinfectant should be used to clean up (without creating aerosols – so no power washing) and then applied again to cleaned surfaces.
Prior cleaning of horseboxes and stables with Biocel's Chlor-Kleen Extra is advised at a usage rate of 1% v/v yielding 5,000 ppm of Available Chlorine for necessary and effective disinfection.
Equine influenza is a very contagious virus that though not usually deadly to healthy horses, can take more than three months for a horse to recover. Notwithstanding that equine influenza cannot typically be cured, vaccines are available to protect horses from infection. However, even horses who have been previously vaccinated against equine flu may contract the disease, due to the constantly mutating nature of the influenza virus that causes it.
Horse flu is generally caused by one of two common subtypes of influenza A, subtype A1 (H7N7) or subtype A2 (H3N8). A1 influenza strains were once implicated in the development of horse flu, but scientists now believe that A1 influenza strains are extinct.
|Equine Flu Symptoms|
The virus is considered a highly contagious viral disease, typically spreading via the droplets of mucus when the horse coughs. One week of rest is usually prescribed with most horses recovering from the flu within three or four weeks, though it can take up to 100 days to recover. Horses are generally considered at the highest risk when they are between one and five years of age.
Symptoms are generally limited to the upper respiratory tract with horses coughing and may run a fever. Clear mucus may drip from the nose and because horses can present with similar symptoms to pneumonia it is generally advised to seek a diagnosis from an equine veterinarian since these other conditions are often far more dangerous than equine flu and in the absence of complications.
Training, showing, and athletic activity are usually discouraged during the rest period.
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