Partnership aims to replace iodine as primary dairy farm disinfectant
A HydroClean and MIOX partnership aims to replace iodine as the primary disinfecting agent in disinfection products applied at dairy farms.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM, Nov. 20, 2013 -- A new partnership between HydroClean and MIOX Corporation aims to replace iodine as the primary disinfecting agent in many disinfection products applied at dairy farms.
MIOX, a company specializing in on-site chemical generation technology, partnered with HydroClean, a newly-formed dairy hygiene and sanitation supplier that joins sister-companies BouMatic and BouMatic Robotics. BouMatic approached MIOX in early 2012 to explore the application of mixed oxidant solution (MOS) in dairy farms. Results from 15 months of ongoing lab and farm testing conducted by BouMatic show that MIOX's MOS is effective for controlling Mastitis-causing pathogens.
Accordingly, MOS could address everything from pre- and post- teat dip and udder wash to facility wash and livestock drinking water treatment.
"HydroClean ensures the farmer comes first and foremost by providing them with hygiene and sanitation products that keep cows happy. Anything that touches the cow -- from liners to chemicals -- are carefully designed to make sure the cow is kept safe and healthy," said Dennie Plomedahl, HydroClean global product manager.
The need to explore disinfection alternatives arose when the price of iodine skyrocketed after the 2011 tsunami in Japan destroyed many of the world's largest iodine supply chains.
About MIOX Corporation
MIOX Corporation is the innovator and industry leader in on-site chemical generators for water disinfection. Our expertly designed chemical generators combine salt, water and power to generate cost-effective disinfectant chemistries on site. MIOX gives customers the freedom to produce their own disinfectants in the amount they need, when they need it. For more information, visit www.miox.com.
HydroClean is the complete dairy hygiene and sanitation solution. An economical service program customized to meet the needs of today’s progressive farmer, HydroClean is the proven alternative to iodine. Powerful and effective against microorganisms found on the dairy farm, HydroClean’s environmentally friendly chemistry allows farmers to meet their dairy sanitation and hygiene needs at a considerable savings over traditional chemicals. HydroClean is a privately held company located in Madison, Wis. For more information, visist www.hydrocleanfarm.com.