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The effectiveness of three procedures in decontaminating surgical instruments used in veterinary field necropsy

Duffield, B.J. and Thomas, A.D. (1985) The effectiveness of three procedures in decontaminating surgical instruments used in veterinary field necropsy. Queensland Journal of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, 42 (2). pp. 89-91.

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Abstract

Mycobacterium spp. other than Mycobacterium bovis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli and a Bacillus sp. were used to contaminate surgical instruments. They were then treated by each of three methods commonly used to decontaminate such instruments used in veterinary field necropsies. Flaming for 15 s and boiling for 5 min were equally effective in destroying the mycobacterial and non-mycobacterial organisms tested. Alcohol flaming did not decontaminate the instruments satisfactorily.

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Keywords:Decomtaminating; Decontaminate; Instruments; Flaming; Field necropsies.
Subjects:Veterinary medicine
Deposited On:26 Mar 2004
Last Modified:13 Aug 2010 15:08

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