How to select a disinfectant with Gisele Ravagnani from Lanxess.

Welcome to the Lanxess Biosecurity Report. Today, we are pleased to introduce Gisele Ravagnani, the Technical Marketing Manager for North America. Gisele joins us after taking on her new role at Lanxess, succeeding her esteemed colleague, Jeff Odle.

Exploring Gisele Ravagnani’s Background: Before we delve into the key topics of biosecurity, let’s take a moment to get to know Gisele Ravagnani and her background in the industry. Gisele brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role, making her a valuable addition to the Lanxess team.

Key Considerations Before Choosing a Disinfectant:

  1. Efficacy: When selecting a disinfectant, it’s essential to assess its efficacy against various pathogens. Additionally, consider how well it performs under different farm conditions, including factors like hard water, organic load, and temperature variations.
  2. Application: The method of application is crucial for effective biosecurity. Gisele will share insights into the best practices for applying disinfectants to ensure maximum coverage and pathogen elimination.
  3. Safety: Biosecurity measures should never compromise safety. Gisele will discuss the importance of choosing disinfectants that are safe for both humans and animals, as well as the environment.
  4. Cost in Use: Balancing the efficacy of a disinfectant with its cost is vital for the success of any biosecurity program. Gisele will provide valuable information on optimizing cost-effectiveness without compromising performance.

Main Pathogens: Understanding the primary pathogens that threaten the pork industry is critical. Gisele will shed light on these pathogens and the specific challenges they pose.

Dosage and Flexibility: Achieving the right dosage and flexibility in your disinfection process can be challenging. Gisele will share strategies to ensure you’re using the right amount of disinfectant for maximum effectiveness while maintaining flexibility in your biosecurity protocols.

Summary of the 2023 World Pork Expo: Lastly, we will wrap up by summarizing key takeaways from the 2023 World Pork Expo, an essential event for anyone involved in the pork industry. Gisele will provide insights into the latest trends, innovations, and best practices showcased at this year’s expo.

Stay tuned as we dive deep into these critical aspects of biosecurity and disinfection with Gisele Ravagnani, the Technical Marketing Manager for North America at Lanxess.

About our guest

Dr. Gisele is a veterinarian with a master and PhD degrees in swine production and reproduction. Started at Lanxess in 2020 as Technical Marketing Manager for Biosecurity in South LATAM region, working in more than 7 countries and different species. Recently took on the role of Technical Markeitng manager for North America (USA and Canada).