The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 26 of 26
  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by Ambitious Kate View Post
    Bleach. Cheap, entirely safe, and kills everything. Everything. And it evaporates into molecules which already exist in the environment. Best, cheapest, safest, most effective choice.
    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    Bleach is inactivated by organic material, ie wood stall walls.
    And it can cause serious burns if contacting your skin and can cause blindness if aerosolized and/or splashes and thus contacts your eyes. However, that being said, if the stalls are not wood-based (i.e. puck board or similar), and you are in need of a quick to find cleanser, this is a good one to use as it will destroy ALL viruses and all bacteria. The hypochlorite in bleach causes proteins to lose their structure and form large aggregates, causing the virus and/or bacteria to die. All viruses and bacteria are built on protein. Just keep in mind, so are you! So you have to be prepared with proper clothing, rubber gloves, and eye protection.

    The other thing you have to be VERY aware of is chlorine bleach mixing with ammonia in urine releases CHLORINE GAS which is deadly. Use only in an extremely well ventilated area. Well, I should clarify, there are several forms of reactions between chlorine bleach and ammonia depending on the concentrations of mixtures. All of the results produce deadly and burning gas. Not pleasant. Long and short, just be really careful. My husband found this out the hard way when he tried to use bleach on the cats' litter box. He was very quickly and nearly overcome. Got him out of the bathroom and turned on the vent fan, but he didn't feel right for a good 30 minutes. I was just about to take him to the hospital when he started to recover. Later on we had to discuss just why he was cleaning the litter box in the tub? Ewww.

    I second (or third?) the chlorhexidine as a more safe alternative.
    Last edited by rodawn; Mar. 9, 2013 at 08:59 PM.

  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by ChocoMare View Post
    This is also an extremely good cleanser. It is known to be effective against even the HIV virus. It does not, however, destroy or even weaken the herpes virus groups, nor do they make a claim to such.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jul. 3, 2012
    Twin Cities


    From Rev. sci. tech. Off. int. Epiz., 1995,14 (2), 403-418
    Disinfecting equine facilities R.M. DWYER

    "Phenolic disinfectants can be recognized by the term 'phenol' or 'phenate' at the end of the chemical name. These compounds will kill rotavirus and are effective in the presence of organic matter.

    Disinfectants containing o-phenylphenol, o-benzyl-pchlorophenol, p-tertiary amylphenol or sodium o-phenylphenate are especially germicidal. These are the disinfectants of choice for use in horse facilities."

    also what is rec'd by extension. With any disinfectant, be careful. Phenols can kill kitties (as can a lot of fly sprays, FYI)

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Jun. 30, 2009


    Quote Originally Posted by rodawn View Post
    this is a good one to use as it will destroy ALL viruses and all bacteria.
    They taught you this in a biohazards course?

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Mar. 26, 2011


    Hydrogen peroxide -efficacious, cheap, and decays into oxygen and water.

    He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Jan. 18, 2008
    land of the Canucks aka West Coast B.C.


    Quote Originally Posted by Texarkana View Post
    Virkon S--

    Also goes by the name "Trifectant"

    It oxidizes quickly and does not need to be rinsed before putting animals in the stalls!
    Yup use Virkon all the time. We disinfect the stalls and horse trailer between uses. (lots of turn over of horses being a TB stud farm). Also all halters/lead ropes get dunked in it as well.

    Can't hurt all to do it. I'm pretty sure during the EI outbreak here in Oz a few years ago Virkon was used to disinfect all horses before they were loaded and moved.


Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: Feb. 1, 2012, 07:35 PM
  2. Disinfectant for Pet Furniture
    By overthemoon in forum The Menagerie
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Sep. 3, 2011, 12:25 PM
  3. Anybody use Lifedata Hoof Disinfectant??
    By jaimebaker in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: Dec. 13, 2009, 03:54 PM
  4. Sanitizer/Disinfectant
    By Sailor in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: Jan. 5, 2009, 08:47 PM
  5. Tack Stalls at Horse Shows - Proper Decorations?
    By Pewter in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 126
    Last Post: Jul. 5, 2002, 01:04 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts