Following on from our Stable Hygiene – Winter Prep feature, here we take a look at a selection of horse stable cleaners to help get you and your team underway with a good clean ahead of the winter.
Stable cleaners come in different forms and are available for different purposes. From the traditional Jeyes Fluid for a thorough stable hygiene overhaul, to the lighter natural disinfectants suitable for daily use on bucktes, feed bowls and other yard equipment, there's a cleaner suitable for any occassion.
Always follow instructions, the information here has been sourced from product lables. Only use products according to recommended use and if in doubt consult your vet for advice.
Jeyes Fluid can not only be used to clear & disinfect stables, paths, patios but as a deorderiser for outdoor drains too. The powerful formula kills avian influenza/bird flu, Paramyxovirus and Newcastle Disease. A good, general purpose disinfectant.
An easy to use formula: Dilute in water according to instructions and rinse away, or apply neat for drains before rinsing after 3 – 5 minutes.
Available £7.99 Amazon, including free delivery
Virkon S Powder Disinfectant 5kg
Powerful broad-spectrum, multi-purpose virucidal disinfectant, with an exceptional safety profile towards man and animals. Suitable for use on the stable yard and stable equipment, including feed and drinking equipment. Also excellent for use on horse boxes and trailers.
Effective against all virus families affecting man and animals; including Equine influenza, strangles and herpes. Designed to clean and disinfect surfaces in a one step operation.
Available in 5kg container from Amazon at £73.99 including delivery.
Barrier Equine V1 Virucidal Disinfectant
Natural and non toxic, the Barrier Equine V1 Virucidal Disinfectant is ideal for use in organic systems alongside terminal disinfection of stables, utensils and grooming kit items.
Especially effective again EHV1 and all other known bacteria.
Available in a 1ltr container from VioVet at £28.49.
Gold Label Stable Fresh
Safe and pleasant smelling, the Gold Label Stable Fresh acts as a disinfectant and re-odorant for inside, and outside, the stable. Use on the yard, or spray undiluted onto beds to deter horses from eating straw bedding.
Available from Viovet in a 2ltr and 5ltr bottle at £7.49, and £10.99 per bottle respectively.
Equimins Microlat Stable Disinfectant
Produced from essential oils, the Equimins Microlat Stable Disinfectant is safe enough to use on an open wound*, when diluted according to the products instructions. A fungicidal, bactericidal and virucidal product for stable and yard use. Also safe for use on ringworm, and other skin conditions.
1 litre will make up to 160 litres of ready to use disinfectant.
Available in 1ltr container from Vivoet at £25.99
*according to manufacturer
StableZone Quip Clean
A daily detergent/disinfectant, the StableZone Quip Clean is even suitable for use on the horse’s tack and bit. Ideal cleaner for daily use when disinfecting and cleaning buckets, mangers, drinkers etc.
Available in 1ltr, 5ltr and 20 tr container from Vivoet at £8.50, £23.99 and £67.49 respectively.