CHLORINE DIOXIDE - BEST DISINFECTANT FOR CALVES BEFORE TRUCK TRANSPORT

In the first seven days of life, calves are most likely to get Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC), rotavirus and coronavirus. However, while being hauled they are most at risk for E. coli and Salmonella. The best disinfectant is chlorine dioxide. It is effective against coccidia, Giardia, bacterial spores, yeast, molds, Salmonella, E. coli, rotavirus, coronavirus and cryptosporidiosis. Chlorine dioxide is one of the only disinfectants that will kill cryptosporidiosis, a zoonotic pathogen that can infect humans.”

Michigan State University Extension Newsletter – Marianne Buza-September 7, 2016

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