Okay, I know it's an enzyme that you spray on the birds and their surroundings, but how does it work? Does it boost their immune system? Does it make them taste bad to mites, like brewers yeast for dog fleas? does it break down the shell of the insect? What kinda enzyme? I can't find any info on the mechanisim by which it works, so how can I believe it will work?
What is Poultry protector?
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IPS-CareFree Enzymes and Manna Pro represent that this product
qualifies for exemption from registration under the 25(b) FIFRA.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Potassium Sorbate .1% by weight
INERT INGREDIENTS: Water, Yeast, Citric Acid 99.9%
DILUTION RATES FOR 33.9 oz CONCENTRATE:
This product requires dilution prior to use. Mix with warm, fresh water (75 F – 90 F) according to the chart below.
|Severe Infestation||20-25 fl. oz.||1 gal|
|Average Infestation||8-12 fl. oz.||1 gal|
|Light Infestation||4-8 fl. oz.||1 gal|
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
(16 oz. Poultry Protector or Diluted 33.9 oz. Concentrate)
To get started:
• Remove bedding material
• Spray entire habitat (top, sides, and surrounding grounds) with a fine mist
• Replace bedding with new material before introducing birds
• Repeat this process periodically to maintain appropriate cleanliness
Birds: Poultry Protector can be sprayed directly onto your birds as often as desired. Keep spray away from the eyes to avoid irritation. To avoid potential chilling and associated stress, Poultry Protector is not recommended for birds under 10 days of age, extremely old or debilitated birds. For Best Results, ensure that Poultry Protector thoroughly coats the birds’ skin by manually displacing the feathers or inverting birds completely during application. Spray chest, behind the head, under wings and around vent.
For dipping birds with severe infestations (must use the Poultry Protector Concentrate): Fill a five gallon tub half full (2.5 gallons) with warm water. Add 6 ounces of Poultry Protector Concentrate. Allow bird to sit in water for three to four minutes. Just before removing bird, briefly submerge the head.
Premises: For best results, spray living area and surrounding grounds with a fine mist every other day during the first week and once weekly thereafter. This product can be used for all ages of poultry and fowl.
Potassium Sorbate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_sorbate
Potassium sorbate exhibits low toxicity with LD50 (rat, oral) of 4.92 g/kg, similar to that of table salt. Typical usage rates of potassium sorbate are 0.025% to 0.1% (see sorbic acid), which in a 100 g serving yields intake of 25 mg to 100 mg. Acceptable daily intakes for human is 12.5 mg/kg, or 875 mg daily for an average adult (70 kg), according to FAO/World Health Organization Expert Committee on Food Additives..