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Kenocox C103FM Radio Interview





On Saturday morning (18th March 2017) on the Dairygold Farm Talk Programme, Mr. Tony Fleming, Technical Information Service Manager with the Co-Operative Animal Health Group discussed the new Kenocox anti- cryptosporidial product which is available from Dairygold Co-Operative and other outlets. Mr. Fleming outlines the properties of this new product in safeguarding the health of calves.

Click here to listen to the interview which aired on the 18th March 2017 or view the transcript of the interview below:

What is cryptosporidiosiss?
It is a serious disease causing severe neonatal diarrhoea or even mortality in young calves.

What is the organism?
Technically known as Crytosporidium parvum which is a zoonotic protozoan parasite that can infect a wide range of mammalian host species, including Calves and Humans.

How does it affect calves?
Animal are infected orally, generally within the first hours of life, either by the Cow or the environment or other infected animals resulting in severe neonatal diarrhea and in the long term stunted growth or possibly even mortality.

Is it common?
Recent Regional Vet Lab reports indicate that the isolates they were finding from faecal samples or autopsy were 26% Crypto and 28% Coccidiossis combined that’s in excess of 54 %. That’s a major proportion.

How contagious is it?
Very. The environment is the main reservoir of infection. Also the cow is a major carrier on the skin and hair. Infected animal can shed millions of infectious parasites into the environment very quickly over a few days and are immediately infectious to other animals and humans.

What are the symptoms in calves?
Visible Diarrhoea, damage to the lower intestine resulting in burst cell tissue causing damage to the absorptive lining and dehydration.

What long term effects on calves?
Stunted Growth, poor performers and poor production in adult life, should they actually survive.

How is it usually treated? The calf or the environment?
Best practice is that advised by Animal Health Ireland protocol. A Holistic Overview including Proper Clean down of the housing environment, regular use of an approved Crypto disinfectant like Kenocox, adequate amounts colostrum within the first six hours, plus dry bedding.

How important are disinfectants?
As there are no vaccines for Crypto – Disinfection in conjunction with proper clean down is the key to reducing the reservoir of infection and disease challenge on farm. Published scientific data shows that environmental control with an approved disinfectant, like Kenocox, is a central management tool that goes a long way to controlling outbreaks of this common disease.

What is Kenocox?
Kenocox is a broad spectrum disinfectant effective against excreted calf Crypto and bacteria.

How effective is it?
Kenocox is one of the first available new disinfectant specifically directed with proven effectiveness against C parvum and Eimeria species and approved by the Dept. of Agriculture. There were no approved Crypto disinfectants up to now.

What is novel about it?
Kenocox is inexpensive, Easy to use Low 2% dilution rate and only 0.4 Litres per sq meter application.

Is there proof of its effectiveness?
Kenocox is Approved by the Department of Agriculture and recommended by AHI for the control of Crypto and coccidiosis in calves.

How is it applied?
Kenocox is applied by spraying on the walls and floors with power washer foaming unit or knapsack sprayer.

Size of packs/containers:
1 Litre and 10 Litre pack

Where can you buy it?
All Dairygold outlets have stock on hand or contact Agents Cooperative Animal Health on 059 91 51251



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