Stalosan F in pig farms

Spread Stalosan under the sow and in piglets’ pens. It is particularly important to spread it in moist areas, at feeding and water troughs/nipples. Deep-litter pens and slatted floors should also be treated.

Stalosan is effective against microorganisms causing diarrhoea, coccidiosis and viral infections. Stalosan F also reduces ammonia vapours. 

The floor stays cleaner and drier when Stalosan F is used. It also reduces the number of flies, and freshens the air. Try asking the slaughterhouse if the number of milk spots in hog livers has been reduced after prolonged use of Stalosan F. Also look for improvements in the yields from soil fertilized with manure from animal housing in which Stalosan F is consistently used.

 Stalosan Piglets

Dosing guidelines for pigs

Initially spread 50 g/m² Stalosan F evenly on the indoor area to which the animals have access, once a day for three days. Then apply Stalosan F once a week.

In case of increased risk of spreading of contagious diseases in stressful conditions, e.g. when new animals are introduced, before birth, diarrhoea situations, other contagious diseases, new staff, sudden changes near animals (e.g. a broken water pipe), Stalosan F should be applied once a week for 3-8 days as needed. Subsequently, return to regular use of Stalosan F once a week. When using Stalosan F in excess of the normal dosage, it can often be targeted at critical areas, e.g. damp areas and edges with feed waste accumulation, etc.

Over-dosage of Stalosan F does not improve the results, but more frequent use can reduce the risk of infection spreading between animals and between houses in special situations. A larger number of infectious germs are released in stressful periods.

If animals are particularly attracted to eating Stalosan F, the administration of minerals (particularly iron and phosphorus) should be controlled via the feed.


Stalosan F consumption for pigs

The dosage is always 50 g/m²(1 pound per 100 sq. feet)

Sows with pigs at 7 kg(15.4 pounds). – 2,07 kg(4.56 pounds) per sow per year

It is presumed that the treated area is 3m2 corresponding to a farrowing pen. The piglets are weaned at 4 weeks and the treatment starts 3 days in a row and once a week after. That means 6 treatments per litter. One year old sow have 2.3 litters per year. 50 g x 3 m2 x 6 treatments x 2.3 litters = 2.07 kg per sow per year(4.56 pounds).

With 25 piglets per sow per year this corresponds to 83 grams(0.182 pounds) per weaned pig.


Weaners 7-30 kg. – about 0,14 kg (0.308pounds) per pig

Stalosan F application is once per week. Usually there are 2.7 piglets per m² of pen area, together with walks, isolation (hospital) pens etc. 450 m2 house have 1,200 pen places. In case of a daily weight gain of 450 g, 7 batches can be made per year - total 8,400 weaners from 7 to 30 kg. The consumption of Stalosan F is 50 g x 450 m2 x 52 weeks results in about 1,200 kg. per year. If divided on 8,400 weaners, the result is about 140 g per pig.

Sows with pigs to 30 kg. - about 223 grams(0.491 pounds) per pig 


Growing-finishing pigs 30-98 kg. - about 500 grams(1.1 pounds) per pig.

Continued use once a week. We estimate 1.27 pen places per m² together with path walks, hospital pens etc.

Example: A house of 450 m2 is estimated as 570 pen places. Four batches a year can be produced i.e. in total 2,280 growing-finishing pigs weighing 30-98 kg. The consumption of Stalosan F is 50 g x450m2 x 52 weeks. This is about 1200 kg Stalosan F per year. Distributed on 2,280 growing-finishing pigs results in about 500 g per growing-finishing pig.

Compare with the feed consumption it results of about 3kg feed less to even it out. The grower-finisher eats about 190 kg. So you need to save 1,57% or about a daily ration. The purpose of Stalosan F treatment is to improve the environment in the house by reducing the infection risk, ammonia emissions, dry out damp areas etc. The combination of all these advantages leads to a better performance and thus much more money earned, compare to Stalosan F cost.  


Stable environment

Reduced growth and a higher prevalence of lung disease are more common in pigs infected with mycoplasma and pasteurella bacteria (complex common lung disease) if exposed to large amounts of ammonia.

Stalosan F removes toxic, foul-smelling ammonia and hydrogen sulphide vapours that attack mucous membranes.


Read more about Ammonia 

Read more about pH value

Read more about Drying


Medication and resistance

Stalosan F does not develop resistant bacteria as seen with antibiotics.

Stalosan F is equally effective against resistant and non-resistant bacteria and thus has a correspondingly good effect against MRSA, resistant coli and salmonella bacteria, etc.



Resistant E.coli bacteria

Resistant Salmonella bacteria


Stalosan F is more effective against PRRSv than Glutaraldehyde

PRRSv is considered to be one of the major problems facing pig production. A new university study demonstrates a high level of disinfecting effect against PRRSv, close to 100%. It concludes that under normal housing conditions, Stalosan F offers significant advantages as a disinfectant, also in boot baths.

Documentation: An evaluation of Stalosan F powder for deactivation of PRRSv

Stalosan Footbath