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A cheap and powerful disinfectant

Dakin solution is a very powerful disinfectant that can be used both for disinfecting small pieces of equipment and also for disinfecting and treating skin infections.

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In the present difficult economic situation, many animal vets have fewer and fewer treatments available to them. But they have to continue to help farmers with their services and are aware of how little money is usually available to them. Effective and cheap treatments become essential. Dakin solution is a very powerful disinfectant which can be used both for disinfecting small pieces of equipment and also for disinfecting and treating skin infections, such as found in rabbits’ paws.

Preparation of Dakin solution

First make a permanganate solution by dissolving a 0.5 gram permanganate tablet in one litre of water.

To prepare Dakin solution take one litre of filtered water and add:

  • 10 tablespoons of bleach
  • 5 tablespoons of the permanganate solution.

Yoummie Amos, E-mail: [email protected]

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