Evaluating the efficacy of protocols for decontaminating tail-clipping instruments
Roberta M. Alvarez, DVM; Jason A. Kelly; Sandra F. Amass, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ABVP; Jessica Schneider, BS, RVT; Darryl Ragland, DVM, PhD
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Research to determine effective protocols for decontaminating pig-processing instruments is lacking. In this study, decontamination of tail-clipping instruments by dipping in a chlorhexidine solution or water was not as effective as wiping the instruments with a clean cloth.
Keywords: disinfection, decontamination, processing, biosecurity
Cite as: Alvarez RM, Kelly JA, Amass SF, et al. Evaluating the efficacy of protocols for decontaminating tail-clipping instruments. J Swine Health Prod 2002;10(5):209-211.
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