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. 2015; 2(4): 77-85

In vitro evaluation of commonly used disinfectants and antiseptics in veterinary practice against Brucella abortus

Adel EG, Mohamed EB, Mahmoud AEH, Fatma EG, Mona MED.

The proper disinfection of contaminated animal environment plays an important role in the prevention and control of brucellosis. In this study, we evaluated in- vitro the germicidal efficacy of commonly used disinfectants including, Virkon® S (Potassium peroxy-monosulfate and sodium chloride, 1%), Suma sol (chlorinated powder, 0.6%) and QACs (Quaternary ammonium compounds) and two antiseptics; including bovadine iodine (iodine, 1%) and Dettol on Brucella abortus strain isolated from dairy cows and their surrounding environment under different interfering conditions. The results revealed that virkon S and dettol exhibited high efficacy against Brucella abortus at different concentrations and contact periods either in presence or in absence of organic matter. Therefore, periodical assessment of the disinfectants formulations in- vitro and also in- vivo conditions, with the target of enhancing and improving of brucellosis prevention and control in animals and humans is highly required

Key words: Antiseptic, Brucella abortus, disinfectant

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