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Farmguard

Powerful multi-purpose broad spectrum disinfectant

Farmguard Disinfectant
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Product Information

Area of application
  • FARMGUARD’s powerful concentrated formula provides heavy duty, flexible and broad spectrum activity with efficacy against viruses, bacteria, fungi and spores at low temperatures and in the face of organic challenges.
Benefits
  • Powerful broad spectrum multipurpose phenolic disinfectant.
  • Exceptionally effective at low temperatures.
  • Effective in the presence of organic challenges.
  • Versatile – animal housing surfaces, equipment, foot dip disinfectant.
Mode of action
  • FARMGUARD inhibits permeases, thus causing denaturation of the bacterial proteins, causing lysis of the cell membrane and leakage of cell constituent
Physical & chemical properties
Appearance : Liquid
Colour : Black
pH : 0.25 – 0.5
Relative Density : 1.05
Odour : Phenol odour
Effective against

Viruses/Bacteria

Test method

Dilution

Newcastle Disease Onderstepoort Protocol 1 : 200
Gumboro Disease Onderstepoort Protocol 1 : 200
Pseudomonas aeruginosa SABS Test House method 1 : 200
Salmonella enteritidis SABS Test House method 1 : 200
Staphylococcus aureus SABS Test House method 1 : 200
E.Coli SABS Test House method 1 : 200
Environmental impact

Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Avoid release to the environment. Do not allow into sewer systems . Collect spillage. Dispose of contents and container to a licensed hazardous waste disposal contractor according to local legislation.

Recommended method of application
The level of disease-causing organisms after basic cleaning can remain high enough to offer a serious disease challenge. Using a disinfectant independently proven effective against viruses, bacteria and fungi and spores, such as FARMGUARD, is essential.

Cleaning of surfaces and equipment

Spraying
  • Manually prepare a 1% (1:100 dilution) solution of FARMGUARD or calibrate your dosing equipment to achieve the required dilution (higher concentrations may be required for use under heavily soiled conditions).
  • Using either a knapsack sprayer or pressure washer with a low- pressure lance, spray solution to all surfaces at an application rate of 300ml/m².
  • Allow a minimum contact time of 20 – 30 minutes before thoroughly rinsing all surfaces with clean water at high pressure.
Foaming
  • Manually prepare a 0.5% (1:200 dilution) solution of FARMGUARD or calibrate your dosing equipment to achieve the required dilution.
  • Using a pressure washer with a foaming lance, apply FARMGUARD to all surfaces at an application rate of 250ml/m².
  • Allow a minimum contact time of 20 – 30 minutes before thoroughly rinsing all surfaces with clean water at high temperature.
Disinfectant foot dips
  • Manually prepare a 1% (1:100 dilution) solution of FARMGUARD in a suitable container.
  • Replenish the disinfectant solution once in has either become soiled or after a period of 4 – 5 days.
  • The dilution of the disinfectant solution can be checked for potency at the time of preparation using a FARMGUARD dilution test kit.
Preparation table – Application rate at 300mls / m²:

Dilution

Preperation

1:100 10ml product in 1 Litre of water; 2 Litres in 200 litres of water
1:200 5ml product in 1 Litre of water; 1 Litres in 200 litres of water
1:500 2ml product in 1 Litre of water; 400ml in 200 litres of water
Safety precautions and first aid
Eyes – hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if still present, after 5 minutes then continue rinsing. Call a doctor for treatment advice.

Skin – Take off contaminated clothing and rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a doctor for treatment advice.

Swallowed – Call a doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip water if able to swallow. Rinse mouth with water. Do not induce vomitting unless told to do so by the doctor. Do not give anything to an unconscious person.

Inhaled – Move person to fresh air. If person is not breathing, call an ambulance, then give artificial repsiration, preferably mouth-to-mouth. Call a doctor for treatment advice.

Note to Doctor: Probable mucosal damage may contraindicate the use of gastric lavage. Have product container or label with you when calling the doctor or going for medical treatment.

Packaging & Storage

Packaging:

FARMGUARD is packed in 25 litre UN approved, non-removable head, HDPE plastic jerry cans, square 1200-1300g fitted with screw cap and rubber gasket (torque 20Nm). The packaging meets Packing Group II and III tests. Each drum can handle any product with a specific gravity less than 1.8 and allow an internal test pressure of 100kPa.

Storage:

Store in a tightly closed container in a well-ventilated chemical storage facility between 10°C and 25°C, away from sensitive environs, foodstuffs and children. Keep under lock and key.

Keep out of direct sunlight. Prolonged exposure to high temperatures will have a detrimental effect on the product. Shelf-life = 24 months from date of manufacture.

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