The United States Environmental Protection Agency has approved Clarion’s aqueous iodine product, IoMax™ for sanitation of poultry drinking water.IoMax™ is highly effective in killing pathogenic micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa in water. IoMax™ is supplied through Clarion’s patented iSAN™ delivery system that doses aqueous iodine into water systems at an accuracy of up to +/- 0.5PPM.
IoMax™, delivered via iSAN™ was initially developed in Australia and has already been approved by the Australian health authorities for a diverse set of use patterns in the food production and processing industries. In poultry drinking water applications specifically, field experience has shown a strong correlation between the use of IoMax™ and improvements animal gut health, growth rates and mortality rates.
As the marketplace continues to move toward a preference for all-natural, antibiotic-free poultry products, control of pathogens increases in importance. Although Salmonella and Campylobacter spp. are the predominant pathogens associated with poultry, other pathogens also occur, including Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli 0157 and Listeria.
“Effective and measurable control of pathogens in poultry operations is a priority for growers looking to protect their yields, especially in antibiotic free lines” said Tom Bercaw, President of Clarion Water. “Use of an iSAN™ system to deliver metered IoMax™ provides effective sanitation with full automation, data logging and remote monitoring capabilities.”
The active ingredient of IoMax™, free iodine, is well known for its efficacy as a broad spectrum biocide across a wide variety of industries and applications. Additionally, IoMax™ provides supplementation to the animal diet with low levels of iodine residue.
State registrations for IoMax™are still pending.