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Virucidal efficacy of four new disinfectants
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association (2002)
  • N Z Elaraky
  • Leon N.D. Potgieter, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Melissa A. Kennedy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Virucidal efficacy was evaluated for four recently available disinfectants: chlorine dioxide, potassium peroxymonosulfate, a quaternary ammonium compound, and citricidal (grapefruit extract). Sodium hypochlorite (3%) and tap water were used as positive and negative controls respectively. Feline herpesvirus, feline calicivirus, and feline parvovirus were exposed to the manufacturers' recommended dilutions of the evaluated disinfectants. Both chlorine dioxide and potassium peroxymonosulfate completely inactivated the three viruses used in this study. These disinfectants can aid in controlling nosocomial transmission of viruses with less of the deleterious effects of sodium hypochlorite. The quaternary ammonium compound evaluated in this study and citricidal were not effective against feline calicivirus and feline parvovirus.

Publication Date
May, 2002
Citation Information
N Z Elaraky, Leon N.D. Potgieter and Melissa A. Kennedy. "Virucidal efficacy of four new disinfectants" Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association Vol. 38 Iss. 3 (2002)
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