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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Abstract

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
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2016

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Evaluation of common disinfectants effective against Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, the causative agent of snake fungal disease. / Rzadkowska, Marta; Allender, Matthew C; O’Dell, Miranda; Maddox, Carol W.

In: Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Vol. 52, No. 3, 07.2016, p. 759-762.

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