Whether you are a farmer or an owner of a public facility, hygiene should always be a priority. Placing feet disinfection between spaces of different purposes plays a crucial role in preventing the spread of diseases. As for farms, this is particularly essential as you have to deal with livestock manure.
Placing boot baths is a proven solution to the problem that prevents dangerous pathogens from being transmitted from one group of animals to another. But that’s only on the surface. Experts from the University of Vermont warn that foot baths are often poorly maintained and contaminated. In this case, farm personnel will just avoid using these mats. And understandably why, since they simply do not function as sanitizers any more.
Well, there are two measures that will prevent boot bath contamination and both are equally important.
The list of recommended chemical disinfectants is extensive, with Betadine Solution, Cidex Formula 7*, Chlorox, Nolvasan, One Stroke Environ, and Roccal-D Plus being among the most widely used ones.
Scientists at Iowa State University provide a list of factors that one should consider when buying a disinfectant:
Distinguishing these types is vital as they have different levels of toxicity, characteristics and target different microorganisms.