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Protecting Birds Against Bird Flu

Strict hygiene is essential in bird keeping, especially in light of the latest Avian Flu reports. Poultry are particularly susceptible, but we can’t rule out the risk that our cage & aviary birds have with avian flu.  Baby birds (especially hand reared ones) do not have well-developed immune systems so they need extra special care. Ensuring that feed and water containers are cleaned properly and that cages are routinely disinfected is simple sound advice.

The really important factor to consider is whether your disinfectant kills a broad spectrum of germs. Many only kill bacteria and yet, as pointed out, we have already discovered that viruses are a major threat. Don’t forget the risk from yeasts and fungi too.

Avisafe is effective against viruses, yeasts, fungi and bacteria

Stop Press – Avisafe has been tested and approved by DEFRA as effective against highly Pathogenic Avian Flu!  It is also an excellent cleaner so is great for removing bird droppings from cages and perches. It can be used onto cage walls and perches and left to dry. There is no need to remove birds from the cages/aviary. .

The most attractive features of Avisafe are its pleasant smell and economy. Because it stays active in water for up to six months most people dilute it in a spray bottle and apply it that way. This uses far less disinfectant than the usual cloth and bucket technique.

Top tip!

Viruses can be carried on your shoes and clothes, why not soak a mat in Avisafe to disinfect the soles of your footwear.

Avisafe - key features:
A liquid disinfectant available in a concentrate or ready to use version.

Kills yeasts, fungi, viruses and bacteria. Effective against Avian Flu.

Safe, non-corrosive and easy to use.

No toxic fumes or strong smells given off.

Can be used safely in the presence of birds so long as there are no puddles of disinfectant left.

Stable, long shelf life.

Inexpensive.

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