We have lots of different skill sets within this small business! In the last couple of years we have been asked to help with various legal situations by insurance companies when animal feeds and ingredients have been blamed for animal health and productivity problems. Existing excellent links with legal parties who have a wealth of experience in this has made us realise that we are in an excellent position to help anyone who may be facing a similar situation. So get in touch if this is your current issue!
Dr Lucy Waldron has previously been involved with ‘due diligence’ work assessing the technical quality and background research of various products within animal feed and health and the human food world. The team at LWT Animal Nutrition are always at hand for evaluating the statistical and technical relevance of any products within these fields, and assessing the registration status of products.
NEW BREAKTHROUGHS IN WATER SAFETY AND DISINFECTION
CREDENCE – for safe drinking water and clean equipment and facilities for calves
- Water troughs, calfeterias and calf feeders need effective cleaning?
- On a rural water supply?
- Does your rearing facility have a history of disease transmission?
- Do you need an effective, easy to use disinfectant that is safer for animals and humans and less corrosive?
CREDENCE is now available in New Zealand to solve these problems
CREDENCE is effective against toxic bacteria, protozoa, viruses, algae and fungi:
|Listeria monocytogenes||Faecal coliforms||Aspergillus|
|E. coli||Clostridium||Citrobacter freundii|
|Campylobacter jejuni||Giardia lambia||Aeromonas hydrophila|
|Shigella sonnei||Leptospira interrogans ser.Icterohaemorrhagiae||Avian influenza virus|
|Staphylococcus aureus||Yersinia enterocolitica||Rotavirus|
|Streptococcus dysgalactiae||Canine parvovirus||Toxigenic cyanobacteria (blue green algae)|
In trials, Credence was applied as a spray to the bottle and calfeteria teats at a concentration of 1500 mg/l for 5 seconds. Contamination with disease organisms was reduced to to virtually zero. In farm buildings swabs taken over a 15 day period from calf pens showed that Credence is important in maintaining hygiene. Annals of the 23rd Brazilian Congress of Veterinary Medicine recorded that “The use of Credence revealed a quantitative reduction of the bacteria…., which are most times associated with neonatal enteritis, which were isolated from the calves pens, suggesting the efficacy of the product on the environments studied.” As there is increasing concern regarding toxicity from using certain disinfectants on farm, it is reassuring to know that Credence performed excellently in an EU residues study and in a 1995 impact study was confirmed as biodegradeable and environmentally friendly. For full information on the research trials conducted in a variety of species of animals including the control of toxic blue green algae in water, see www.animalnutrition.co.nz/products/credence
WATER CONTAMINATION IN NEW ZEALAND
Research has shown that New Zealand rural water supplies are commonly contaminated with toxic bacteria, protozoa and algae. These cause poor growth, gastroenteritis, neurotoxicity, liver and kidney damage and can be fatal to young animals. Effective cleaning of housing and equipment as well as biosecurity on farm is essential to limit disease exposure. CREDENCE is an effective sanitiser that is highly effective for treating rural water – keeping it free of toxic organisms – and for all your disinfecting and sanitising needs. CREDENCE can be used for cleaning equipment, buildings, concrete yards and for foot baths as part of an effective biosecurity program. CREDENCE is cheaper, safer, more flexible and easier to use than to other sanitisers. Soaking for 15 minutes followed by rinsing with clean water will sanitise according to the concentrations below for CREDENCE 1000 product:
|Use||Litres per tablet|
|Water pipes cleanout||200|
CREDENCE is less corrosive than other disinfectants, without compromising effective cleaning. It can be used in water lines in poultry and pig units and dairy sheds.
SAFER FOR ANIMALS
Once cleaned with CREDENCE solution, after a single rinse, sheds and equipment are safe for animal contact. Less worry about cleaning teated bottles or animals chewing wood and licking floors. CREDENCE ORDERING
Ask at your local Farmlands store, vet clinic or rural outlets for CREDENCE. CREDENCE is registered on the approved sanitiser and disinfectant list with MPI NZ
Come and see us at Field Days 2015 in the Waikato. Credence information and samples will be available for anyone interested in trying out the product on their farms or lifestyle blocks. The stand will have all the information you will need on keeping your water clean and animals safe and healthy. We will be taking orders for Credence during the event – ready in good time for calving and lambing season.