Animal farming has its normal procedures, steps and cycles. But sometimes disaster strikes, and the farmer is all of a sudden faced with a not so preferred reality. The livestock may have been contaminated with a disease where authorities, rules and regulations tell the farmer to terminate all the livestock. This is a huge blow to a farm, economically, emotionally as well as practically. Farms do not have the equipment nor the experience to handle this. This can be smaller isolated incidents but sometimes a more than a few farms are affected, which means it becomes a regional and sometimes a national matter. Worst case scenario is that it escalates into a global pandemic.
ANIMAL WELFARE RESPECT DURING EMERGENCY RESPONSE
HUMANE AND SCALABLE
With our High Expansion Foam Technology, we are able to control the nitrogen and provide a humane, safe and efficient method for ending farm animals life. The use of nitrogen means not only no more use of fossil fuels and a minimal CO2 footprint, it is also a non aversive gas for the animals.
One of the great benefits of our technology is scalability, which means the same technology can be applied for groups of animals or for one animal at the time. Species, size, age or other conditions doesn’t matter, we have the solution.
When ending farm animals life with anoxia, bleeding is not necessary and a safer biosecurity level can be maintained. To make sure that outbreaks are stopped in the shortest possible time our Emergency Response solutions include a chlorine dioxide based disinfectant with microbiocidal efficiency.
GLOBAL GOALS WITH HEFT
Risk reduction public health
- Minimize contact between humans and contaminated animals
- Minimize stress for the animals and employees by a more humane method
- Minimize the risk of further spreading by time effective emergency response
- Minimize the risk of contamination with the inclusion of chlorine dioxide based disinfectant
Responsible production and use of natural resources
- Minimize the CO2 footprint by using a technology based on nitrogen
- Minimize response time with equipments already used in the daily operations
- Minimize the waste of animal lives by quick response time
- Minimize recovery time for the production with time effective and scalable technology
THE OIE TERRESTRIAL ANIMAL HEALTH CODE (TAHC)
HEFT solutions and procedures always comply with the general principles from the Terrestrial Animal Health Code Chapter 7.6 developed and written by the World Organisation for Animal Health. These recommendations are based on the premise that a decision to kill the animals has been made, and address the need to ensure the welfare of the animals until they are dead.
- Relevant skills and competencies gained through formal training and education
- Adapted to the specific circumstances incl. animal welfare, cost, safety and biosecurity
- Euthanasia should be carried out as quickly as possible
- The handling and movement of animals should be minimised
- Animal restraint should be sufficient to facilitate effective killing
- Methods used should result in immediate loss of consciousness lasting until death
- For animal welfare consideration young animals should be euthanised before older animals
- Continuous monitoring of the procedures
- Written report describing the practices adopted and technique used
- Can be applied when animals need to be euthanised for other purposes
NEUTRALIZING RISKS WITH INCLUSION OF DISINFECTANT
Using HEFT solutions for the purpose of emergency response we neutralize risks by combining procedures for euthanizing with a chlorine dioxide based disinfectant. By breaking the chain of spreading pathogens as African Swine Fever, Avian Influenza, Salmonella and other diseases between farms, the risk of an escalating outbreak can be minimized.
HEFT solutions make it possible to handle emergencies in a way that both respects animal welfare and neutralize virus transmission.