What to look out for in other products

Disinfectants that are commonly used around our horses have been gradually outdated. As new technology emerges in other areas of our world, it goes to illustrate the need for advanced biocidal technology to benefit the
HORSE. This is where we pick up the baton.

We are mindful of the harmful by products presented by the ‘out of date’ products that are frequently found in equine facilities. These are usually from the QUAT family of disinfectants which are not designed to be used around horses, and as a consequence are not up to the job of adequately protecting our horses from these pathogens – particularly in the presence of
Organic matter which is the norm…and moreover, ineffective at eradicating infectious microorganisms that negatively effect our equines.

Why are commonly used disinfectants bad?

The most widely used disinfectants, whether used around our horses, other animals or domestically have several limitations in both efficacy and safety

The most common of these fall within the QUAT family of products, which stands for ‘Quaternary Ammonium compounds’. 

QUATS have been proven to ‘bio-accumulate’ in the environment and leave behind toxic residues which can lead to microbial resistance and ingestion risk to our horses. 

The warnings are in plain sight displayed on the packaging and the safety data sheet of such products. 

We are not required to display such warning signs that come in the form of wilted trees and upside down fish…

What to look out for?

The most commonly found disinfectant throughout the Equine industry has the following warning criteria

P.B.T = Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxicity 

S.T.O.T = Specific Target Organ Toxicity 

Acute Toxic 4 (Oral) H302 

Acute Toxic 2 (Inhalation) H330 

Carcinogenic 2, H351 

Aquatic Acute / Chronic – harmful to aquatic life with long term effect