FCE Pointers: Cleaning & Disinfection
Good cleaning and disinfection of houses and equipment will help minimise the risk of disease and microbial challenge for day-old chicks.
Plan & prepare: Have a clear plan for C&D in place. Prepare by completing a dry clean of the house and all equipment. Remove litter and then pre-spray to remove remaining organic material.
Cleaning: Clean the water system and then wash the internal house and all equipment with a compatible detergent. Don’t forget to wash the exterior of the house.
Disinfection: Disinfect the interior of the house and all equipment.
Evaluation: Test for the presence of Salmonella to determine that C&D has been effective. If testing reveals Salmonella further C&D must take place.
Rodent Control: An effective rodent control programme must be in place prior to bird placement.