Keywords: disinfectant, tetrasept, rabbit cells, effectiveness, hygienic content


Disinfectants play an important role in the field of veterinary medicine and animal husbandry, ensuring the hygienic maintenance of animals and equipment. This article presents the results of a study aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of Tetrasept disinfectant in the treatment of cells intended for rabbit content. Tetrasept contains four active substances with antimicrobial and fungicidal action. The study was conducted on a chicken farm with 200 rabbits. Four groups of animals were created, for three of which Tetrasept was used in concentrations of 0.1%, 0.25% and 0.5%, respectively, for regular cell cleaning, and for the other, control, traditional detergents. The results showed a significant reduction in the levels of microbial insemination and fungal infections in the Tetrasept groups. There was also an increase in productivity and a decrease in animal mortality in these groups. Thus, the application of Tetrasept disinfectant is effective in improving the sanitary condition of the cells and improving the overall health of rabbits. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of the disinfectant Tetrasept on the survival of microorganisms on the cell surface and to identify the optimal concentration. The methodology included a bacteriological (culture) method of research, consisting in the detection of pathogenic microorganisms and the quantitative assessment of the effectiveness of disinfection. According to the results, the disinfectant Tetrasept showed significant effectiveness in reducing the number of microorganisms on the surface of the treated cells. The most effective concentration was 0.5%. This indicates its effectiveness, potential in improving hygiene conditions for rabbits and reducing the risk of spreading infections in animal husbandry practices. This study is designed to draw attention to the importance of the choice of disinfectants in animal husbandry, as well as to provide a basis for future research in the field of hygienic content of rabbits.


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How to Cite
Shkromada, O. I., & SuprunY. О. (2023). THE USE OF TETRASEPT DISINFECTANT IN PROCESSING CAGES FOR KEEPING RABBITS. Bulletin of Sumy National Agrarian University. The Series: Veterinary Medicine, (4(63), 134-138.