F10 Germicidal Barrier Ointments

There are two ointments in the range of F10 treatment products:

  • F10 Germicidal Barrier Ointment
  • F10 Germicidal Barrier Ointment with Insecticide

Both are 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.

They are licensed under the Exemption for Small Pet Animals (see below).

F10 Germicidal Barrier Ointment

An ideal topical application for treatment, and help prevent (re-)infection, in a number of clinical situations either alone or in conjunction with associated therapies, with a 100% residual action after 5 days.

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

F10 Germicidal Barrier Ointment with Insecticide

This combines the properties of the F10 Germicidal Barrier Ointment with the added insecticidal activity of Cypermethrin (0.25%) and Piperonyl Butoxide (1.25%). It therefore both treats wounds and repels insects.

Available in: 25g tubes and 100g tubs.

Uses for F10 ointments

F10 Germicidal Barrier Ointment

Superficial skin lesions, burns and open or contaminated wounds: F10 Germicidal 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. Where appropriate, first clean and flush the lesion with F10 Antiseptic Solution, and then apply the Ointment directly.

Packing skin and scale defects: Defects in the body integument can be packed with F10 Germicidal Barrier Ointment. The protective and antimicrobial actions assist in the regeneration of normal functional tissue and assist in preventing (re-)infection.

F10 Germicidal Barrier Ointment with Insecticide

Post fly-strike: Use to treat the damaged tissue to promote normal healing, and to help prevent re-infestation. Can be used in conjunction with F10 Germicidal Wound Spray with Insecticide. See our fly-strike page for more information on using F10 products as a preventative.

Open wounds: Use in situations where open wounds may be susceptible to fly-strike. Can be used in conjunction with F10 Germicidal Wound Spray with Insecticide.

F10 Germicidal Barrier Ointment with Insecticide is water soluble, so should be reapplied if the animal has been bathed, or exposed to rain, wet grass etc. It is pink in colour (see picture above), so it will be noticeable if/when it has been washed off.


As it contains Cypermethrin, F10 Germicidal Barrier Ointment with Insecticide should not be used on cats. Do not contaminate waterways as toxic to aquatic life.

Other F10 Treatment Products

F10 Antiseptic Solution

For use in wound irrigation, nebulisation, sinus flushing, lavage, and skin, scale & feather decontamination

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 in South Africa.

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.