Table of Disinfectants used on the Farm

Information about disinfectants commonly used on the farm for disease control.
Table of Disinfectants used on the Farm - Articles
Table of Disinfectants used on the Farm
Table 1: Information About Common Disinfectants
Chemical compoundGram + BacteriaGran - BacteriaTB-like BacteriaFungiVirusBest pH range for activityActivity when organic matter presentCommon uses **
* SA-some activity
**E-equipment; P-premises; F-footbaths; CS-clean surfaces

(Adapted from Purdue University Extension Bulletin PIH80)

ChlorhexideneSA*SASASAMostWide rangeGoodE/P/F
Formaldehyde and aldehydes++++++++++Wide rangeGoodE/P/F
Chlorine Chloramines++++SA++SAAcidVery poorCS/E
Iodophors++++SA++SAAcidFair to poorCS/E
Sodium hydroxide++++SA++++AlkalineGoodP
Quaternary ammoniums+++NoSASAAlkalineFairCS/E
Phenols+++++SASAAcid+GoodE/P/F

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Mastitis and Milk Quality Milking Equipment Performance Bovine Hoof Health On-farm Food Safety Epidemiology Dairy

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