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Disinfectant gel is a good alternative for farmers not to invest money in a sink? is it just as effective?
Disinfectant gels have received a considerable attention during COVID-19 crisis, and they use could perhaps be made easier from now on in farms. In the case it is not affordable to have a sink in a hygiene lock (many small units in small scale farms for example) it is pretty convenient. Their efficacy is judged as acceptable, even in the presence of very little organic matter on the hands, as tested for poultry catching crews https://www.medvet.umontreal.ca/crsv/medias/uploads/2012/02/M.Racicot_Assessing_most_practical_effective_protocols_sanitise_hands_poultry_catching_crews_members.pdf. The fact that it takes less time than a proper handwash may also increase compliance by the hygiene lock users. In hygiene locks already equiped with a sink, disinfectant gels could be used after handwash to increase its efficacy.
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