F10® Antiseptic Solution

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

It can be used as part of the treatment, or to help prevent (re-)infection, in a variety of clinical situations including wound irrigation and nebulisation.

It is licensed under the Exemption for Small Pet Animals (see below).

Available in as a concentrate in 200ml and 1 litre bottles, or in 1 litre 'ready-to-use' bottles (pre-diluted to a 1:250 concentration).

Veterinary surgeons - this product can be ordered through your wholesaler, or contact us for ordering information.

Uses for F10® Antiseptic Solution

Use 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 potential 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 can be used as a crop lavage.

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 1:3000 solution has been shown to be effective at treating skin problems in some species of reptile and amphibians.

Videos with more information

See our videos page, for a series of videos on the use of treatment products with exotic patients

Residual toxicity

A 35 day trial using day old broiler chicks restricted to treated drinking water (1:250) showed no residues in tissues of breast and thigh meat, liver and kidney.

Other F10® Treatment Products

F10® Ointments

An easily applied preparation, including the F10® actives, ideal as a topical application to treat wounds and help prevent (re-)infection

F10® Germicidal Wound Spray with Insecticide

For wound treatment with the capabilities of repelling flies and preventing/eliminating fly strike

F10® Shampoos

For treating yeast (Malasseziasis) and fungal conditions, such as those causing ringworm, as well as helping to control superficial bacterial infections

More information about this product

We are happy to help, and advise on the use of this product and how it can fit with your treatment protocols. Please contact us for any information.

The F10® product range is developed and manufactured by Health and Hygiene (Pty) Ltd in South Africa.

Almost all plastic elements used in the packaging of F10® products are made from HDPE 2 materials and are widely recycled. This includes the bottles, caps, pumps, sprays, tubes and tubs.

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.