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Decontamination steps inside a shed/barn


It is essential to follow the proper steps and sequence of cleaning and sanitisation to prevent recontamination of surfaces. Cleaning is one of the most critical steps in decontamination. When done appropriately, cleaning can remove a substantial number of microorganisms. Cleaning includes the removal of all visible organic and inorganic matter from various surfaces within the poultry shed. An effective cleaning step is crucial for the efficiency of the disinfectant used for sanitisation. The efficacy of the disinfectant is based on the presence or absence of organic matter.

Effective decontamination includes the following steps:

  1. Dry cleaning
  2. Wet cleaning
  3. Rinsing
  4. Sanitisation


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