KBF99 has been tested by Coventry University using the standard test for Anti Microbial Activity (ISO 2196 : 2007).KBF99 is at least 99% effective against Strangles, Ring Worm, E.Coli and Mycotoxin. Read more about the infections
KBF99 has been tested by Coventry University using an International Standard Test ISO 2196 : 2007 Result : Bacteria E.Coli 99.2% Kill Rate when compared with none treated plastic. Strangles 99.9% microbes were killed within 8 minutes from start point of 31.9 million microbes. Results were 99.6% more effective than non treated plastic. The trial used just 15 brush fibres, a medium KBF99 Dandy brushes has approxi-mately 5300 brush fibres. Fungus, Ringworm and Fusarium 90% effective kill rate compared with none treated plastic.
Strangles is a particularly nasty, Highly contagious disease that is caused by the streptococcal Bacterium. it localises in the tonsils and lymph nodes of the upper respiratory tract. Symptoms include high fever, poor appetite, thick yellow nasal discharge and enlarged lymph nodes between the jaw bone which can abscess. It is not a disease that nay horse lover would ever want to see their horse go through. the bacteria can be transmitted via direct co
ntact with infected animals, or via contaminated equipment including; yard utensils, buckets,grooming equipment etc. if just one horse in a yard contracts strangles, this will prevent any horses being able to leave or come to the premises for several weeks. It is also occasionally fatal.
Another Highly contagious and troublesome disease for horses, This unsightly skin infection is caused by a “skin loving fungus”, Trichophyton Equinum. The skin Lesions usually start off as small patches of erect hairs and are often over looked, However they will quickly grow and become more wide spread. Horses will develop scaly, hairless patches of skin which can become itchy and sore if left unattended. this highly infectious condition will easily spread to other horse, pets, and even humans if left untreated. spores from the fungus can live on brushes and other grooming utensils for months and this allows easy transfer between horses.
E Coli is a Gram- Negative, rod shaped bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestines of all mammals. There are are many strains, most of which are harmless. However they are some stereotypes which can be very pathogenic and can can be passed from horse to human causing serious stomach upset. E Coli can be contracted by eating foods contaminated with faecal material such as uncooked or unpasteurized animal products, it can live in soil, contaminated with water and be passes on via direct contact.
A common Fungus found in mouldy feedstuffs, it release mycotoxins which are harmful to horses. The toxins released can be inhaled or ingested and, depending on the route of entry, can cause a variety of systems including neurological disease, with symptoms including, weakness, ataxia, inability to eat, recumbency and death or other manifestations including gastrointestinal upset and colic- like symptoms or even respiratory disease.
KBF99 Effectiveness Against Equine Viruses
“Under Laboratory conditions KBF99 technology was found to kill Herpes viruses (that affects Humans) and is from the same family as Equine Herpes Virus (EHV). The structure of the EHV cells is described as envelope, meaning the contents of the cells are encased in a skin or envelope.The KBF99 technology utilizes molecular strands (forming spikes or swords) to stab such cells and break open the envelope and so kill the cell. Therefore we are confident that KBF99 will kill the Equine Herpes virus on contact. Equine Influenza Virus cells are also envelope structures. We emphasize this because not all virus cells are envelope structures, others could be described as similar to jelly, which would not be damaged by the intrusive stabbing activity.
The KBF99 product range has been developed to help protect and safeguard horses and in some cases humans from contracting Strangles, Ringworm, E.Coli and Mycotoxin plus other conditions and diseases. If you believe your horse is infected, contact your vet immediately.