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New footbath for dairy cattle

dairy cow walking through a footbath

Laboratorie M2 based in Quebec has introduced what it describes as a new safe, low cost and easy-to-use agriculture disinfectant footbath that has been proven to be more or as effective as traditional treatments to prevent and control lameness diseases such as digital dermatitis (DD) in dairy herds.

Made from the plant-based ingredient thymol, Thymox is biodegradable in 14 days. The company says the product is safer for humans, animals and the environment compared to copper sulfate and formalin-based products.

It is the first agricultural disinfectant to receive the UL EcoLogo certification.

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