REDUCING THE NUMBER OF BACTERIAL COLONIES USING ECOCID®S (POTASSIUM PEROXYSULPHATE BASED DISINFECTANT) AT SMALL ANIMAL CLINIC

Authors

  • Nataša Tozon Veterinary Faculty, Univerity of Ljubljana, Gerbičeva 60, 1000 Ljubljana
  • Majda Biasizzo Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Gerbičeva 60, 1000 Ljubljana
  • Leon Ščuka Krka, d. d., Novo mesto
  • Tamara Potočnik Krka, d. d., Novo mesto
  • Marjeta Redek Krka, d. d., Novo mesto
  • Luka Prem Krka, d. d., Novo mesto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26873/SVR-589-2020

Abstract

A clinical study has been conducted to test the efficacy of Ecocid® S, a biocidal agent. The active substance is potassium peroxysulphate and is used in clinical practice after the mechanical cleaning of various surfaces that act as potential sources of infection transmission. We determined 29 swabbing points, from which 87 samples were collected with cotton swabs. Swabs were submitted for microbiological testing to evaluate microbial contamination before cleaning, and before and after disinfection with Ecocid® S. We submitted 63 swabs from 21 swabbing points for further statistical analysis. Five swabs were excluded because the presence of bacteria in the swabs before disinfection had not been determined. The clinical study on the efficacy of Ecocid® S disinfectant showed that it is effective with an average reduction in contamination of 95.75%. The disinfectant was also active with a significantly reduced time of action: it was removed with dry paper towels from all sampling points, except the floor scales, only 5 to 10 minutes after application. The time required for the proper preparation of examination tables and other equipment in clinical practice is of vital importance for a smooth workflow.

Key words: animals; disinfection; potassium peroxysulphate; Ecocid® S

 

ZMANJŠANJE ŠTEVILA BAKTERIJ PO UPORABI RAZKUŽILA ECOCID®S (RAZKUŽILO NA OSNOVI KALIJEVEGA PEROKSISULFATA) V PROSTORIH KLINIKE ZA MALE ŽIVALI

Povzetek: S klinično študijo smo želeli ugotoviti učinkovitosti biocidnega razkužila ECOCID®S. Aktivna snov v razkužilu je kalijev peroksisulfat, ki se na klinikah uporablja za razkuževanje različnih površin, ki predstavljajo ključna mesta za prenos okužb, po njihovem mehaničnem čiščenju. Določili smo 29 vzorčnih mest, na katerih smo z uporabo bombažnih brisov odvzeli 87 vzorcev. Z mikrobiološkim testiranjem smo ugotavljali stopnjo kontaminacije pred čiščenjem, ter pred in po razkuževanju z ECOCID®S. Za statistično obdelavo smo uporabili 63 rezultatov z 21 vzorčnih mest. Pet rezultatov je bilo izločenih iz obdelave, ker je bila že pred razkuževanjem stopnja kontaminacije pod mejo detekcije uporabljene metode. S klinično študijo učinkovitosti razkužila Ecocid®S smo ugotovili povprečno 95,75 % zmanjšanje števila kontaminantov po uporabi razkužila. Razkužilo je bilo učinkovito tudi ob skrajšanem času delovanja le 5 do 10 minut po nanosu. Zaradi zagotavljanja tekočega dela na kliniki je izredno pomemben čas, ki je potreben za ustrezno pripravo površin in druge opreme za pregled živali, zato je razkužilo Ecocid® S primerno za uporabo na veterinarskih klinikah, saj hitro in učinkovito zmanjša bakterijsko kontaminacijo.

Ključne besede: živali; dezinfekcija; kalijev peroksisulfat; Ecocid® S

Author Biographies

Nataša Tozon, Veterinary Faculty, Univerity of Ljubljana, Gerbičeva 60, 1000 Ljubljana

Small Animal Clinic, Depar. of Internal veterinary medicine

Majda Biasizzo, Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Gerbičeva 60, 1000 Ljubljana

Institute of Food Safety, Feed and Environment,

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2020-07-10

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Tozon, N., Biasizzo, M., Ščuka, L., Potočnik, T., Redek, M., & Prem, L. (2020). REDUCING THE NUMBER OF BACTERIAL COLONIES USING ECOCID®S (POTASSIUM PEROXYSULPHATE BASED DISINFECTANT) AT SMALL ANIMAL CLINIC. SLOVENIAN VETERINARY RESEARCH, 57(2). https://doi.org/10.26873/SVR-589-2020

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