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Dry living environmentfor poultry

Dry living environment

Challenges in the barn

Preparing a dry environment

A clean, disinfected, dry and comfortable environment at the start of each round is important to get good results. MS DryCare has a 200% moisture absorption and is perfect to mix into the bedding for a dry start.

Moisture control during the round

Controlling the wet sports with MS DryCare, with a moisture absorption of <200% it helps bring the moisture level in bedding back under control.

Controlling pathogens

Wet sports that are left after removing a carcass need to be treated with a drying powder to control the pathogens. Bacteria need moisture to spread, by treating wet spots the germ pressure on other animals is reduced.

How moisture control

helps reduce foodpad dermatitis

While various strains of bacteria require specific temperatures and environmental conditions for growth and survival, a common requirement among them all is a source of nutrients and access to water or moisture. Unregulated moisture levels can create an environment conducive to the proliferation of bacteria.

Controlling moisture in the bedding helps in two ways to prevent foodpad dermatitis

  1. Drier Bedding Material: Maintaining dry and clean bedding material in poultry houses helps keep the litter under the birds’ feet dry. Dry litter reduces the likelihood of moisture accumulating on the footpads, preventing irritation and skin damage.
  2. Improved Hygiene: Regularly controlling wet spots or removing wet or soiled bedding and replacing it with fresh, dry material reduces the moisture content in the environment. This reduces the chances of bacteria, including those that can contribute to footpad dermatitis, from thriving in damp conditions.


Our approach

to ensure a dry living environment

Eech HyCare biosecurity program follows the 5 building blocks for successful implementation. The HyCare coach guides farmers through setting up the program for their farm. From investigating the starting situation to selecting the right products, application tool, training programs and protocols that fit your farm. They show and teach how to actively monitor the success of the program and remain available for advice.



Why MS DryCare

MS DryCare is a powerful moisture absorbing powder that contributes to optimum health.

  • Very high moisture absorption >200%
  • Very low dispersion (limits dust)
  • pH neutral
  • Improves animal health and comfort
  • Contributes to a clean living environment

Application methods

MS DryCare can be dosed by various means. 

  • by hand (for wet spot treatment)
  • mini spreader¬† (for application on small / medium surface areas)
  • fertilize spreaders (for application in the entire barn)


Our team remains available to provide assistance when required. With service at a distance we help to troubleshoot issues in the barn.

Contact our poultry manager

Martijn Schippers
Martijn Schippers is the General Manager for Schippers USA and the manager for dairy and poultry.

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