F10 Treatment Products

The F10 Treatment products are all licensed under the  Exemption for Small Pet Animals. Please see below for more details.

F10 Antiseptic Product ShotsF10® Antiseptic Solution*

Available in: 100ml and 200m concentratel or in 1 litre 'ready-to-use' bottles. ( 'Ready-to-use' preparations are pre-diluted to 1:250 concentration)

F10® Antiseptic Solution is a multi-purpose broad spectrum preparation effective against a wide range of bacteria, fungi, viruses and spores.

Uses for F10®Antiseptic Solution

  • As a topical application to treat and help prevent re-infection in a variety of clinical situations.
    • Wound irrigation and treatment: Remove gross contamination as necessary. Prepare a 1:250 F10® Antiseptic Solution using normal saline and irrigate the wound site as required. Dressings can be soaked in the Antiseptic Solution and bandaged over the wound site.
    • Abscesses may also be flushed out using a prepared 1:250 solution. Abraded or inaccessible areas not suitable for high volume flushing can be sprayed with the Antiseptic Solution and allowed to dry.
    • Large volume lavage: Where required a 1:250 solution can be used within the abdominal cavity as an antiseptic lavage in cases of sepsis, organ perforation or rupture or inadvertent leakage during surgery. Excess liquid should be removed before closure.
    • Soaking of surgical swabs for placing under organs during surgery to reduce bacterial contamination following potenital fluid leakage. 
    • Respiratory conditions: Nebulise using a 1:250 F10® Antiseptic Solution made with distilled water for a period of 20-30 minutes once or twice daily for as long a period as determined by response to therapy. F10® Antiseptic Solution has not been shown to interfere with other medication concurrently delivered by nebulisation.
    • Sinus and nasal flushing: For the removal of accumulated mucous, inflammatory material and the control of infection. Use a 1:250 of F10® Antiseptic Solution made with normal saline. Restrain the animal with its head downwards to avoid aspiration and syringe the cavity as required.
    • Oral use: A 1:500 to 1:1000 solution of has been shown to be effective as a crop lavage for the treatment of yeast and bacterial infections. Administer by gavage tube.
    • Skin, scale and feather decontamination: Treat the patient by spraying, soaking or washing with a 1:250 F10® Antiseptic Solution or by placing it in a nebulising chamber until the body surface is thoroughly moistened. Leave to air dry.

Full body emersion in a 1:1000 solution has been shown to be effective at treating skin problems in some species of reptile and amphibians.

See here for technical information on the F10 product range and for the attributes of F10 Core Actives

F10® Wound Spray with Insecticide*

Available in: 100ml and 500ml spray bottles.

Wound Spray product shot

F10® Germicidal Wound Spray with Insecticide is a spot treatment which combines the F10® Antiseptic Solution with the added insecticidal activity of Cypermethrin (0.25%) and Piperonyl Butoxide (1.25%) to produce a ready-to-use topical, spot-on application spray active against bacteria and fungi for wound treatment with the added capabilities of repelling flies and preventing or eliminating infestations due to fly strike.

Uses for F10® Germicidal Wound Spray with Insecticide

  • Fly strike in rabbits and other small pets:
    • One initial 5-second application (3-5 squirts) of the F10® Wound Spray to the infested area will usually result in complete elimination of the maggots.  (Tip. After application, place the rabbit in a solid container not a wire basket as this contains the maggots which tend to leave the infestation site prior to dying!)
    • To prevent re-infection treat daily/weekly with further applications of the Wound Spray or with F10® Germicidal Barrier Ointment with Insecticide.
    • Where the risk of fly-strike is high, following diarrhoea or urinary incontinence for example, use the F10® Germicidal Wound Spray with Insecticide as a preventative control measure.
    • Where wounds are inaccessible (within the spines of a hedgehog for example) the Wound Spray can be used as an alternative to F10® Germicidal Barrier Ointment with Insecticide.
  • Treatment of fur lice:
    • Lice found on small furries can be treated and controlled by regular treatment with F10® Germicidal Wound Spray with Insecticide.

Warning - As it contains Cypermethrin, it should not be used on cats

- Do not contaminate waterways as toxic to aquatic life

See here for technical information on the F10 product range and for the attributes of F10 Core Actives

Germicidal Barrier Ointment ProductsF10® Germicidal Barrier Ointment*

Available in:  25g tubes and 100g and 500g tubs.

F10® Germicidal Barrier Ointment is a multi-purpose broad spectrum preparation effective against a wide range of bacteria, fungi, viruses and spores. The F10 actives are presented in an easily applied preparation containing lanoline emollient which helps to maintain and restore skin viability and assist the ointment to adhere to the skin surface to form an effective antimicrobial barrier. It is ideal as a topical application to treat and help prevent re-infection in a number of clinical situations either alone or in conjunction with associated therapies. The F10® Germicidal Barrier Ointment has been shown to maintain 100% residual action after 5 days.

Uses of F10® Germicidal Barrier Ointment

  •  Superficial skin lesions, burns and open or contaminated wounds:
    • Where appropriate first clean and flush the lesion with F10® Antiseptic Solution. Aseptically blot dry. F10® Germicidal Barrier Ointment can now be directly applied.
    • The Barrier Ointment is effective in both superficial lesions and deep penetrating wounds.
    • Defects can be packed with the Ointment or applied to wounds that are then covered by dressings.
    • Treatment of isolated lesions such as ringworm
    • Packing skin and scale defects:
      • Defects in the body integument can be packed with Germicidal Barrier Ointment. The protective and antimicrobial actions assist in the regeneration of normal functional tissue and assist in preventing reinfection.

See here for technical information on the F10 product range and for the attributes of F10 Core Actives

Germicidal Barrier Ointment with Insecticide ProductsF10® Germicidal Barrier Ointment with Insecticide*

Available in: 25g tubes; 100g and 500g tubs.

F10® Germicidal Barrier Ointment with Insecticide combines the antimicrobial and insecticidal capabilities of the F10 Wound Spray with the barrier and emollient qualities of the F10® Barrier Ointment. F10® Germicidal Barrier Ointment with Insecticide is coloured bright pink.

  • Open wounds:
    • Use in situations where open wounds may be susceptible to fly-strike by packing the wound as for F10® Germicidal Barrier Ointment.
    • Use post fly-strike to treat the damaged tissue to promote normal healing and help prevent re-infestation.
  • Once the pink colouration of the ointment has faded (indicating that the ointment has been removed) reapply.

Warning - As it contains Cypermethrin, it should not be used on cats

- Do not contaminate waterways as toxic to aquatic life

See here for technical information on the F10 product range and for the attributes of F10 Core Actives

Germicidal Treatment Shampoo Product ShotF10® Germicidal Treatment Shampoo*

Available in:  500ml bottles

F10® Germicidal Treatment Shampoo combines the F10 core actives in a shampoo form. The F10 actives in the Treatment Shampoo are highly efficient at treating yeast (Malasseziasis) and fungal conditions, such as ringworm1, as well as helping to control superficial bacterial infections.

1 Remember when treating ringworm it is important to ‘treat’ the environment and to be aware of the zoonotic implication of the disease. The F10 Product range contains both personal hand care products and safe environmental disinfectants for the control of collateral spread.

 Directions for use:

  • For heavily soiled coats it may be necessary to first wash using F10® Germicidal Treatment Shampoo to break down the natural oils in the coat. Wash off and immediately wash again with F10® Germicidal Treatment Shampoo.
  • Where a preliminary wash was not necessary, thoroughly wet the coat and work the shampoo all over the body and into a lather (this can sometimes be assisted by pre-diluting the shampoo to make it easier to work with).
  • Leave for 20 minutes or longer if possible and then rinse off with clean water.
  • Repeat the treatment every other day for up to three times or as directed by the veterinarian. 
See here for technical information on the F10 product range and for the attributes of F10 Core Actives

Germicidal Treatment Shampoo with Insecticide Product ShotF10® Germicidal Treatment Shampoo with Insecticide*

Available in: 500ml  bottles

 F10® Germicidal Treatment Shampoo with Insecticide combines the benefits of the F10 Germicidal Treatment Shampoo (highly efficient at treating yeast (Malasseziasis) and fungal conditions, such as ringworm, as well as helping to control superficial bacterial infections). with the inclusion of cypermethrin insecticide which gives additional control against fleas, lice and deters flies.

  • Where control of external parasites is needed F10 Germicidal Treatment Shampoo with Insecticide should be used. The inclusion of cypermethrin provides good antiparasitic control and the germicidal action of the F10 actives is effective in treating associated skin infections.

Directions for use:

  • For heavily soiled coats it may be necessary to first wash using F10® Germicidal Treatment Shampoo. Wash off and immediately wash with F10® Germicidal Treatment Shampoo with insecticide.
  • Where a preliminary wash was not necessary, thoroughly wet the coat and work the shampoo all over the body and into a lather (this can sometimes be assisted by pre-diluting the shampoo to make it easier to work with).
  • Leave for 20 minutes or longer if possible and then rinse off with clean water.
  • Repeat the treatment every other day for up to three times or as directed by the veterinarian.

Warning - As it contains Cypermethrin, it should not be used on cats

-Do not contaminate waterways as toxic to aquatic life

See here for technical information on the F10 product range and for the attributes of F10 Core Actives

*Licensing of the F10 Treatment Products

*This veterinary medicine is legally marketed in accordance with the Exemption for Small Pet Animals, administered by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate of the UK. This Scheme applies to medicines for administration to a number of species which are kept exclusively as pets: - pigeons, cage birds (including birds of prey), tortoises, small rodents (including hamsters, guinea pigs, mice and rats), rabbits and ferrets.

These veterinary medicines may be used on other species, if in the opinion of the veterinarian, the product would be the most effective treatment for the indications presented.

In terms of EU Directive 2001/82/EU (art 55) these products are available for export to member states when exported by a VMD licensed wholesaler for the products. The UK licensed wholesaler is: Meadow's Animal Healthcare Ltd, Unit 7 Windmill Road, Loughborough, LE11 1RA. Tel: 01509 265557

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