From: Maggie's Farm
Date: 2001-04-06 00:13:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Disinfecting
Just some thoughts on the whole bleach thing.
I would assume that the ultra products have more bleach percentage wise
simply because they have less water in them, that is, there is less dilution
of the chemical than in regular strength bleaches.
As for killing things, my vet in Houston used bleach to disinfect the linens
and litter boxes. The good thing about certain parvocides is that there are
some that are made to spray on clothing without staining.
I have always understood that bleach will kill almost any kind of virus.
However, things like coccidia are not viral in nature, so it wouldn't
surprise me to know bleach didn't kill that. I used to use bleach to
sterilize plant containers, especially glass ones, but found it only
bleached out the color, didn't kill the algae all the time.
And also after seeing so many posting about coccidia, please remember that
it can travel to all members of the household. It comes from fecal matter,
but any contamination in water or such, is a common way it is transmitted.
Be sure and wash you hands carefully after handling animals with it.