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Evaluation of a routine antiseptic and two disinfectants for reducing bacterial population of cow hoof

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Author(s): Moosa Javdani, | Seifollah Dehghani, | Ali Ghashghaii, | Zahra Nikousefat

Journal: Research Opinions in Animal & Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 2221-1896

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 136;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Cow Hoof | Bacterial Population | Copper Sulfate | Formaldehyde | Povidone–Iodine

ABSTRACT
A routine antiseptic and two disinfectant agents were used separately for reducing bacterial population of cow hoof: 1) 7.5% povidone–iodine scrub mixed with 10% povidone–iodine solution, 2) 10% copper sulfate, and 3) 8% formaldehyde. Swabbing for microbial colony counts were used to evaluate pre and post–scrub of hooves of eight cows. The results revealed no significant differences in reduction of bacterial colony count between post–scrubs of povidone–iodine and formaldehyde. Bacterial colony counts after the povidone–iodine scrub solution and formaldehyde scrub were significantly different from those obtained after the copper sulfate scrub. Significant reduction in number of microbial colony in post–scrub by povidone–iodine, formaldehyde, and copper sulfate were observed which were different from the control (warm tap water).
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