Acepsis™, LLC is focused on the use of chlorine dioxide technologies as a primary step within a total hygiene program.
Safe across the range of required hygiene applications:
Chlorine dioxide is considered one of the most powerful disinfectants available, but more importantly it can be used safely across the wide range of animal agriculture applications:
The Physical Characteristics:
Chlorine dioxide is a powerful oxidizing agent, and oxidizing agents are the most prominent disinfectants used in the animal agriculture hygiene processes (chlorine, sodium hypochlorite, iodophors (iodines), hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid and ozone). Chlorine dioxide is a gas, that when created, is more soluble and much more efficient in water than chlorine / sodium hypochlorite. Chlorine dioxide does not hydrolyze (break apart) in water like hydrogen peroxide and sodium hypochlorite.
Unlike chlorine / sodium hypochlorite, chlorine dioxide does not react with naturally occurring organic materials, that form trihalomethanes (THMs) and bromates. Chlorine dioxide aids in reducing the formation of total trihalomethanes (TTHMs – are disinfection byproducts that form when chlorine compounds that are used to disinfect water react with other naturally occurring chemicals in the water.). Acepsis chlorine dioxide formulations have been approved for use by NSF International and Organic Certifiers.
Water is considered the most essential nutrient for livestock production, and is needed in numerous processes, such as regulation of body temperature, growth, digestion, reproduction, and physical health.
Water quality plays a critical role in the health and production of livestock operations. Water quality may be altered by contaminants such as, mineral salts, toxins, and heavy metals. Other contaminants include disease causing pathogens, that are may times harbored in the water system, or are passed from animal to animal in the water troughs and in the form of biofilm. Biofilm in the drinking water system becomes a primary disease transmission vector.
Acepsis water treatment technologies remove the biofilm throughout the water system and provide a safe and efficient water hygiene program. AquaSoar™ Activator & Base are concentrated precursors that produce chlorine dioxide-based solutions for the quick and complete removal of biofilms and disease pathogens.
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Looking clean is no longer an adequate facility hygiene practice. Optimal hygiene requires the proper steps to provide the highest level of protection against the spread of disease-causing pathogens.
Developed and formulated to aid in the control of disease-causing organisms, the Acepsis HabiStat™ technologies ensure the proper facility environment, key to the health of the animals. Optimal hygiene requires the proper steps to provide the highest level of protection against the spread of disease-causing pathogens.
Let us show you how the Acepsis technologies aid in developing your “Best Facility Hygiene Practices”:
Biosecurity means doing everything that you can to reduce the chances of infectious diseases entering and leaving your farm. Each day, producers face threats from common bacterial, viral, fungi, molds and protozoan challenges, as well as emerging and foreign animal diseases which may negatively impact their bottom line, and the economics of the entire agriculture industry.
The threat of emerging diseases is constantly on a producer’s mind. Likewise, the threat of Zoonotic pathogens refers to pathogens naturally transmitted between animals and humans. There are several pathways whereby pathogens can invade humans. The principal pathways are via breathing air, drinking water, eating contaminated food, or hand to mouth contact.
Maintaining a high hygienic standard is one of today’s most important livestock health objectives. Hygiene levels directly influence an animal’s health and production. Whether your goal is improved weight gains or higher milk quality, animal wellness starts with good hygiene practices. Keeping your animals healthy is a top priority. The best way to achieve this is through routine, preventive hygiene practices.
More importantly though, it’s not only our animals that matter, it’s also about the health of our employees, and the consumers that eat our products. It is therefore critically important to ensure that high quality products are produced from healthy animals under good hygienic conditions and that control measures are applied to protect human health.
Ensuring proper clean and sanitary conditions are not only good practices for animal treatment in animal production. Best hygiene practices refer to strategies and management practices that lessen a farm’s biological risk.
On a farm, attention to biosecurity is the most important measure to reduce and prevent the introduction of diseases or pests of animals and plants. Best hygiene practices also minimize the spread of diseases or pests within and outside a farm system.
The following is a list of available best practices: