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From: "Sukie Crandall"
Date: 2008-05-01 14:41:41 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: coccidia -- elimination in environment

I can't remember how people were advised to
clean when that terribly horrid one arose, so
looking prefessional references up.

Is a vet site that calls for steam cleaning

in 13 says that the floors need to dry after

a study disinfecting a pig farm, but see if the
cleaning product is safe first...

also calls for steam cleaning

from a vet says ammonia "may" be useful, and
that steam cleaning is needed, also that the
oocysts can remain viable in the environment
for months and even at times for years

Avoid the soil...

--- In, "celebrateoften" <celebrateoften@...> wrote:
> I understand that the eggs are tenacious difficult to kill. Is there a
> time limit on how long they survive outside the body of the ferret.
> What advice can you gove about cleaning up an infected environmanet?
> I have heard that these oocytes don't die when treated w disinfectants,
> but that a 10% solution of ammonioa does the job.
> I have also heard that no substance kills them, and they must be
> mechanically obliterated.
> We have now kept our ferrets out of their tunnel system, which is
> floored w outdoor/indoor carpet, for about two weeks. Most of the
> tunnel system is outdoors and it is constructed of wire mesh, so gets
> air and light.
> Any info or advice about soil that is infected?


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