The DuPont Hatchery Biosecurity Programme is designed to minimise the possibility of contamination from specific disease-causing organisms such as Salmonella and Aspergillus and reduce the overall pathogen challenge to the egg and embryo. Pathogens could be introduced through various vectors such as infected eggs, personnel and equipment.
Control Points at the Hatchery
Modern hatchery design ensures that the hygiene of the egg is easy to maintain by;
Ensure that all personnel (staff and visitors) wear suitable protective equipment and clothing.
Ensure all staff wash their hands when entering and leaving the production area, and before chick and egg handling operations (traying up, setting, transfer, candling, take-off, sexing, vaccinating and packing).
Egg transport vehicles should be cleaned and disinfected between each delivery and collection run.
Use a suitable DuPont detergent solution, such as Neutrafoam™, and soak all surfaces of the vehicle including the wheels, wheel arches, mudguards and exposed chassis, allow at least a ten minute contact time before rinsing at high pressure with clean water.
Apply a suitable DuPont broad spectrum virucidal disinfectant solution, such as Virkon® S, to all internal and external surfaces of the vehicle including the wheels, wheel arches, mudguards and exposed chassis. Wherever possible, allow the vehicle to dry before use.
The specified uses and registered claims for Neutrafoam™ and Virkon® S may vary from country to country. Please contact DuPont Animal Health Solutions directly to verify country specific approved usages.