DeLaval to distribute environmentally friendly footbath disinfectant Thymox® in Canada

SHERBROOKE, QC, June 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - DeLaval continues to make strides in innovative herd health solutions and cow comfort. To help prevent and better manage herd lameness, DeLaval Canada has signed an agreement with Laboratoire M2 to distribute the Sherbrooke based company's revolutionary footbath disinfectant solution, Thymox®.

Thymox® can be used to help prevent and control diseases such as digital dermatitis (DD), a contagious infection common in dairy herds which can affect milk production. Thymox® with the active ingredient thymol, is recognized by Health Canada as a bactericide. When incorporated on farm into a regular frequent footbath routine, it can be an effective treatment in controlling hoof disease related bacteria. Evidence from an independent international study indicates Thymox® is just as effective as traditional products to prevent and control DD. It is easy to use and, being a powerful plant based ingredient, is environmentally safer than copper sulfate and formalin-based footbaths. Thymox® is the first agricultural disinfectant to receive UL EcoLogo certification, and is fully biodegradable (14 days).

Jean-François Lambert, Branch Manager with DeLaval Canada, is excited about the agreement. "In keeping with our focus on cow longevity and sustainability, DeLaval is pleased to offer Canadian dairy producers another innovative solution," said Lambert. "This is designed to contribute significantly to improved animal welfare and reduce overall operating costs on farm"

For his part, Serge Auray, President and CEO of Laboratoire M2, said: "We are delighted to work with an international leader such as DeLaval who has recognized Thymox® as a green, effective and low-cost solution to serious health and environmental concerns."

Thymox® is available through the authorized DeLaval dealer network in Canada.

About Laboratoire M2

Laboratoire M2 specializes in the development of sustainable disinfecting products. Its team of microbiologists and chemists is fully equipped to perform antimicrobial testing and chemical formulation in the laboratory. Laboratoire M2's research efforts have resulted in Thymox Technology®, a platform that harnesses the disinfecting properties of natural compounds (such as essentials oils) in a wide variety of applications: sprays, wipes, concentrates, antiseptics and more.

Thymox Technology® combines high efficacy with short contact times, and the lowest toxicity rating available. Its neutral pH and non-corrosiveness make its use ideal on sensitive materials, and the platform is also flexible enough to accommodate proprietary fragrances.

About DeLaval

DeLaval is a leading supplier of solutions that improve the performance of farms for professional food producers. We support our customers in reducing their environmental footprint while improving food production, profitability and the well-being of the people and animals involved. We offer products, systems and services for all steps of milk production. Our solutions are used by millions of dairy farmers around the globe every day.

DeLaval was founded more than 125 years ago in Sweden, when the visionary Gustaf de Laval patented the cream separator. Today, DeLaval has 4,500 employees and operates in more than 100 markets. DeLaval, alongside Tetra Pak and Sidel, is part of the Tetra Laval Group.

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For further information:

For more information on this solution, please contact:

Serge Auray, President and CEO
Laboratoire M2
Phone: 1-866-898-0697

Jean-François Lambert, Branch Manager
DeLaval Inc.
Phone: 1-800-461-6401

For more information about DeLaval solutions, please visit or contact: Elizabeth Healey, Manager, Marketing Communications at DeLaval Inc., or mobile (705) 930-3199

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