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Virucidal effect of commercially available disinfectants on equine group A rotavirus.

Authors
  • Nemoto, Manabu
  • Bannai, Hiroshi
  • Tsujimura, Koji
  • Yamanaka, Takashi
  • Kondo, Takashi
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of veterinary medical science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2014
Volume
76
Issue
7
Pages
1061–1063
Identifiers
PMID: 24681569
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although many disinfectants are commercially available in the veterinary field, information on the virucidal effects of disinfectants against equine group A rotavirus (RVA) is limited. We evaluated the performance of commercially available disinfectants against equine RVA. Chlorine- and iodine-based disinfectants showed virucidal effects, but these were reduced by the presence of organic matter. Glutaraldehyde had a virucidal effect regardless of the presence of organic matter, but the effect was reduced by low temperature or short reaction time, or both. Benzalkonium chloride had the greatest virucidal effect among the three quaternary ammonium compounds examined, but its effect was reduced by the presence of organic matter or by low temperature or a short reaction time. These findings will be useful for preventing the spread of equine RVA infection.

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