DEFRA approved broad spectrum Disinfectant with effective activity against endoparasites (OOcysts) viruses, bacteria, moulds and yeasts.
Cyst-Gard is one of the most versatile disinfectants available today and has been specifically designed to meet the exacting demands of the modern livestock industry.
Its broad spectrum of activity is effective against endoparasites (OOcysts) viruses, bacteria, moulds and yeasts.
Its versatility offers farmers the first product which will disinfect and control coccidiosis in one simple operation.
Instructions for Use
Cyst-Gard is a foaming product which is easy to monitor during application. Convenient and economical; it removes the need to use two separate products to disinfect and control coccidiosis.
After washing and cleaning thoroughly with Quat-Gard or Bio-Gard, apply at the required dilution rate via a power washer set on High pressure (3000 psi) through a foaming lance.
Thoroughly cover all floors, dwarf walls and posts up to a maximum of one metre. Avoid excess application on walls and posts as this will result in premature movement and downward drift reducing contact time.
Recommended Dilution Rates
Cyst-Gard is one of the first disinfectants that is a powerful virucide as well as being effective against endoparasites, especially OOcysts.
|General purpose disinfection||1:100||Swine vesicular disease||1:2125|
|Foot and Mouth Disease||1:300||Diseases of Poultry Orders||1:125|
- Harmful in contact with skin or if swallowed
- Causes Burns
- Risk of serious damage to eyes
- Very toxic to aquatic organisms
- May cause sensitisation with skin contact
- Keep container tightly closed
- In case of accident or if feeling unwell, seek medical advice immediately
- Avoid contact with Dairy and Egg products
Causing problems where ever livestock is intensively reared, coccidiosis affects all animals but can be particularly harmful in poultry.
In the fight against coccidiosis, livestock managers need a product which will reduce and maintain a low-level coccidiosis burden. In addition to the control of endoparasites, the control of other pathogens such as bacteria, fungi and viruses, as well as insects, is also important.
Cyst-Gard is formulated to meet all these demands.
The following trials were independently undertaken by the Institute for Animal Health.
An in vitro study to determine the optimum concentration of the formulation of Cyst-Gard and the most effective
exposure time to prevent sporulation of Eimeria tenella OOcysts
At the time there was no product on the market that was effective against Eimeria that has passed the statutory tests for disinfectants.
The effectiveness of killing Eimeria spp. by a disinfectant can be determined by its ability to interfere with the process of OOcyst sporulation.
The study was conducted in two stages. During Stage 1, a range of disinfectant concentrations and exposure times were investigated.
Concentrations and exposures which were most effective were then investigated further in Stage 2.
Stage 1 utilised a factorial design, with no replication, to investigate a range of exposure times and dilutions.
In Stage 2, exposure of OOcysts to the formulation of Cyst-Gard for 120 minutes at 1/30 and 1/50 dilutions was investigated further, this time with replicated samples.
The effectiveness of a 1/125 dilution following exposure for 120, 180 and 240 minutes was also investigated, together with overnight exposure to a 1/30 dilution.
Stage 1 Results
Exposure of unsporulated OOcysts to 1/30 or 1/50 dilutions of the formulation of Cyst-Gard for 90 or 120 minutes resulted in abnormal morphological changes in some of the OOcysts following sporulation, suggesting that they were no longer viable.
This effect was most pronounced following 120 minutes exposure to a 1/30 dilution of the product where over 96% of the OOcysts were deemed “irregular”.
Exposure of unsporulated OOcysts to 1/30 or 1/50 dilutions of the Cyst-Gard formulation for 90 minutes resulted in abnormal morphological changes in some of the OOcysts following sporulation, suggesting that they were no longer viable.
Stage 1 Results – Graphs
This effect was most pronounced following 120 minutes exposure to a 1/30 dilution of the product where over 96%
of the OOcysts were deemed “irregular”.
After an overnight exposure at 1:30 (in excess of four hours), there was no viable sporulation of OOcysts, showing
that Bi-00-cyst is an effective and powerful coccidiacidal disinfectant.
In vivo Trials
There were two groups of birds, each of six animals. One group was infected with OOcysts that had been exposed to disinfectant prior to sporulation and a control group was infected with OOcysts which were simply exposed to water.
Faeces were collected from the birds on the fifth to eighth day following infection, which is when we expected the OOcyst counts to peak. The total number of OOcysts in these bulked samples was then calculated. Hence we obtained two counts for each bird.
In vivo Trial Results
The two groups of birds demonstrated the power of the Cyst-Gard formulation to combat the pathogen burden.
The product considerably reduced the OOCyst challenge.
Future in vivo trials to investigate a range of exposure times for sporulated OOCysts will provide further data on the disinfectants versatility and efficacy.
In vivo trial result
The number of viable OOcysts counted is considerably reduced in the group where there was pre-sporulation exposure to the Cyst-Gard formulation.
Summary from the Institute for Animal Health Study
“The Cyst-Gard formulation was highly effective at interfering with the sporulation process of Eimeria tenella”
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE
Cyst-Gard should be used as part of a complete disinfection programme.
Use Cyst-Gard at 1:100 as a routine end-of-crop disinfectant.
- Remove equipment and litter
- Clean down with Quat-Gard or Bio-Gard (see individual product directions).
- Spray walls and roof space with Viru-Gard, Farm-Gard or Gluta-Gard (see individual product directions).
- Allow to dry
- Foam floors, dwarf walls and posts with Cyst-Gard at 1:100. If a coccidiosis outbreak has occurred, use Cyst-Gard at 1:30 to remove the pathogenic burden.
- Shut doors and leave overnight.
Summary – A New Disinfectant
- Cyst-Gard’s formulation is a revolutionary new disinfectant
- Cyst-Gard is DEFRA approved as a virucidal disinfectant
- Cyst-Gard’s formulation is independently proven (by the IAH) to interfere with the sporulation of OOCysts
Summary – Proven Coccidiacidal
- Cyst-Gard is 96% effective against OOcysts at 1:30 after two hours, easily controlling a regular coccidiosis burden
- Cyst-Gard is completely effective against OOcysts at 1:30 overnight, allowing a coccidiosis outbreak to be effectively combated
- Cyst-Gard is highly effective against unsporulated OOcysts in In vivo trials.
- In vivo trials prove the potential of Cyst-Gard in practical applications
Summary – Foaming Technology
- Cyst-Gard foams allowing application to be easily monitored and to visibly ensure no area is missed.
- Cyst-Gard foams allowing increased contact time for a more effective application.