The Canadian based disinfectant manufacturer wants to help dairy farmers and bovine health professionals learn more about hoof care.
SHERBROOKE, QC, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Among all hoof diseases in the dairy industry, the most important is certainly Digital Dermatitis. It affects over 95% of bovine herds, causes significant losses of productivity, through decreased milk production and increased treatment costs, and disturbs animal welfare. And yet, trustworthy information about this illness is scattered and difficult to come by. Laboratoire M2 is taking steps to rectify the situation.
On its website, www.thymox.com/en/, Laboratoire M2 has gathered information on key topics from a reliable source: a world expert in research on Digital Dermatitis. In the Learn more about hoof care section, this information is presented in the form of short, focused interviews on matters such as how to identify the disease, what are the best treatment strategies and which foot bath protocols should be followed.
Serge Auray, President and CEO of Laboratoire M2, declared: "Digital Dermatitis costs hundreds of millions dollars to dairy farmers worldwide, and yet there exists a gap between the findings of fundamental research on Digital Dermatitis and the needs of dairy farmers and bovine health professionals for reliable information on the disease. This is why we're thrilled about this new online tool: it fills this gap and makes it much easier for farmers, veterinarians and other bovine health professionals to correctly identify the proper course of action when faced with Digital Dermatitis."
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 THYMOXTM 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.
THYMOXTM can be used in foot bath for cattle to help prevent and control diseases such as Digital Dermatitis. Thymox is recognized by Health Canada as a bactericide and has proven to be effective in killing hoof pathogens. Evidence from field trials also indicated that THYMOXTM was effective in reducing the pool of chronically infected animals that are reservoirs for new infections. It is easy to use and, being based on plant ingredients, is environmentally safer than copper sulfate and formalin-based footbaths. THYMOXTM is the first agricultural disinfectant to receive UL EcoLogo certification and is fully biodegradable (14 days).
SOURCE: M2 LABORATORY
For further information: Mr. Serge Auray, CEO, +1 819-563-0698, 1-866-898-0697, [email protected]