Evaluation of common disinfectants effective against Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, the causative agent of snake fungal disease

Marta Rzadkowska, Matthew C Allender, Miranda O’Dell, Carol W Maddox

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Efficacy of disinfectants used in veterinary, wildlife, and environmental settings were tested on Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, the cause of snake fungal disease. Bleach and several common household cleaners are effective disinfectants; chlorhexidine, Simple Green, and spectricide were not. This information can be used to prevent transmission of this fungus between snakes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)759-762
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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