The Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (WN-CoV) has taken center stage in the news with the recent outbreak, deaths and quarantine of thousands of people throughout the world. Experts say the disease, which is potentially fatal in humans, may have emerged from a variety of animal hosts and contaminated animal environments.
The highly contagious family of coronaviruses is mainly transmitted by large respiratory droplets and direct or indirect contact with infected secretions from humans and animals such as blood, feces and urine.
According to experts, an effective way to reduce the spread of deadly viruses where poultry and livestock frequent is through increased hygiene and the use of natural biosecurity solutions, like ABSORB PLUS and AgFlu distributed by Brookside Agra in partnership with a European manufacturer.
“It’s during times like these that poultry and livestock producers should monitor their biosecurity strategies and make necessary updates immediately,” said Tim Nelson, Vice President of Animal Health & Nutrition Sales at Brookside Agra. “AgFlu and ABSORB PLUS from Brookside Agra are tools that producers can easily use to improve the environments that their animals and workers frequent, plus AgFlu can help reduce the spread of the deadly coronavirus.”
AgFlu offers unique, highly effective protection against the spread of contagious animal diseases, like coronavirus, which can be acquired from contaminated poultry hatcheries, livestock buildings, feed and farm equipment, slaughterhouses, processing plants and others.
AgFlu is proven by independent laboratory results (approval pending for use to suppress coronavirus in the United States) to kill more than 99.999% of bacteria, fungi, molds, yeasts, spores and viruses. AgFlu also contains a patented antiviral composition giving it superior performance against influenza-type viruses (swine, avian and human), SARS, coronavirus and the common cold.
AgFlu leaves no environmental residues and is non-corrosive and non-toxic. It is suitable in all disinfecting systems (including aerial, spraying, foaming and fogging) and is safe to use in the presence of humans and farm animals. Rinsing is not required with AgFlu, giving it a strong residual activity of up to 72 hours after administration. AgFlu’s multi-component formulation means it is not susceptible to deterioration in activity due to pathogen mutation and it is highly effective in breaking down biofilm encountered on surfaces.
All-natural drying agent ABSORB PLUS helps to dry out wet areas and improve air quality for animals and the people who work with them. Wet environments can harbor and propagate already existing disease vectors.
ABSORB PLUS absorbs ammonia and moisture to promote healthy environments and can be easily sprayed or blown on any surface, including the animals. ABSORB PLUS contains all-natural, antibiotic-free ingredients that won’t harm humans, animals or the environment. All of ABSORB PLUS’s separate components are on the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) and FDA approved lists.
ABSORB PLUS should be applied weekly to refresh the thin coating, suppress moisture and eliminate odors. ABSORB PLUS is ideal for:
- Swine and poultry housing
- Calf units
- Dairy loafing houses
- Livestock trucks and trailers
- Whole grain storage bins
- Livestock exhibition areas
- Animal bedding
- Dog kennels
- Horse stables