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F10 Skin Prep Solution

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A broad spectrum fast acting pre-and post-operative surgical spray for high-level disinfection of the skin.

Contains F10®’s core actives with 20% alcohol for quick drying of the site.
Non-irritating so can be used on sensitive areas such as the scrotum.
Non-staining but the bright blue colour makes it easy to identify.

Available in:

  • 500ml spray bottle - EMPTY
  • 5L "Ready to Use"

Reg No G 3105, Act 36/1947


A broad-spectrum biocide effective against bacteria, fungi, viruses and bacterial and fungal spores.

(gram positive and
gram negative (spp)
MOULDS (spp)
(enveloped and
(bacterial and
fungal) spp
Acinetobacter Listeria Aspergillus Adenovirus Aspergillus
Campylobacter MRSA Candida Avian Influenza
Chlamydophila Mycobacterium Microsporum Canineparvovirus Microsporum
Clostridium Mycoplasma Penicillium Circovirus Penicillium
Cholera Micrococcus Trichophyton Enterovirus Trichophyton
Corynebacterium Ornitobacteriun
  Foot and Mouth Disease  
Citrobacter Pasteurella   Feline Herpesvirus  
Entercoccus Proteus vulgaris   Hepatitis B  
Enterobacter Pseudomonas   HIV  
Escherichia coli Salmonella   IBD  
Klebsiella Staphylococcus   Newcastle Disease  
Leptospira Streptococcus   Rabies  

*FMDV is effectively eliminated with the pH buffered product F10CL General Farm Disinfectant


The core product F10SC VETERINARY DISINFECTANT is a high performance surface acting biocidal compound and due to its inherently low toxicity and low irritation characteristics is widely used within the veterinary profession in companion and large animal practices, referral hospitals, zoo’s, laboratories, and various other institutions. It is used in numerous applications, i.e. cold sterilisation of instruments and equipment including endoscopes, intravenous catheters, and endotracheal tubes; high level disinfection of hard surfaces and air spaces, water treatment, and as a sanitising rinse for solid food and fruit. Fogging with F10SC VETERINARY DISINFECTANT, (a spray of fine mist-like droplets) has been shown to be 100% effective in eliminating airborne micro-organisms. 
F10 SKIN PREPSOLUTION is a pre-op skin decontaminant.


The antimicrobial action mechanism of the F10 branded disinfectants is taken from each component separately but in addition is due to the additive synergistic action of all components combined.
Bactericidal tests have been carried out in accordance with SANS 636-2001 – Standard (South African) having a performance pass criteria of >log3 reduction in microbial counts, the AFNOR Standard (French)which is a>log4 reduction inmicrobial counts, the European Union EN Standard which is a >log5 reduction in microbial counts, and the AOAC Standard (USA) which is a >log6 (1,000,000 times) reduction in microbial counts. MIC in-vitro tests have shown the significant depth of performance as indicated. Generally, testing was carried out at ambient temperatures with the exception of EN Standard tests where some were carried out at low temperatures 10o C and some DEFRA tests at 4o C. The EN Standard for low temperatures is 10o C and at this temperature, bactericidal performance was equal to that at ambient temperatures, however, there was a significant fall-off in performance at 4o C. Other tests carried out at elevated temperatures of 45o C showed a significant increase in performance.


Test organism Concentration of F10SC (dilution) that
visual inhibition of the Test organism = MIC value
resulted incomplete
Pseudomonas aeruginosa – ATCC 27853 A dilution of 1/1000 or 0,1 % F10SC
Escherichia coli – ATCC 25922 A dilution of 1/4000 or 0,025 % F10SC
Staphylococcus aureus – ATCC 25923 A dilution of 1/16000 or 0,00625 % F10SC
Klebsiella pneumoniae – ATCC 10031 A dilution of 1/4000 or 0,025 % F10SC
Staphylococcus aureus -MRSA Local isolate A dilution of 1/16000 or 0,00625 % F10SC
Pasteurella multocida – Local isolate A dilution of 1/16000 or 0,00625 % F10SC
Enterococcus faecalis – ATCC 29212 A dilution of 1/16000 or 0,00625 % F10SC


Fungicidal tests have been carried out in accordance with SANS 636-2001,AFNOR and EN Standards which require a log3 and log4 reduction in microbial counts respectively.

Virucidal tests have been carried out in accordance with various internationally accepted protocols by the UPFaculty of Veterinary Science’s Department of Poultry Diseases, the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases and the ARC – Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute. The FMDV test was carried in accordance with the DEFRA (UK) Standard (F10CL General Farm Disinfectant only). Test requirements called for log4 and log 5 reductions in microbial counts.

Sporicidal tests have been carried out in accordance with EN 13704-2002, 13697- 2001 and 1650-1997 Standards which required a log5 reduction in microbial counts.

Concentrations and contact times are indicated on each product label. It should be noted that additional tests were carried out to determine the various speed of kill rates to meet varying application demands.

Bactericidal test standard contact times are generally 5 minutes. However, it was found that a log3 reduction in gram-positive bacteria was achieved in 30 seconds and similarly 60 seconds for gram-negative bacteria all at a concentration of 1:500 of the F10SC Veterinary Disinfectant. In the AOAC test, a log6 reduction was achieved in both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria in a 10 minutes contact time.

For F10SC VETERINARY DISINFECTANTS clear away debris and rinse surfaces, then apply as below :

–  Environmental general disinfection dilute 1:500 (2 ml / l water)
– High-level disinfection (including fungal spores) dilute 1:250 (4 ml / l water)
– Resistant viruses and bacterial spores dilute 1:100 (10 ml / l water)
– Sterilisation of instruments/equipment dilute 1:100 (10 ml / l water)

Additional information is available in application user guidelines. For other products refer to each specific product label.

Studies were carried out by a GLP laboratory in accordance with OECD and EPA guidelines.

Toxicity Packed Concentrate Use Dilutions (1:100 and higher)
Acute Oral Toxicity: (Rat) Toxicity >2000mg per kg No toxicity (>200 000mg per kg)
Acute Dermal Toxicity: (Rat) Toxicity >5000mg per kg No toxicity (>500 000mg per kg)
Acute Eye Irritation Causes serious eye damage None
Acute Dermal Irritation None None
Acute Inhalation Toxicity None None
Skin Sensitization Not a skin sensitizer Not a skin sensitizer
and toxicity for reproduction
Based on data for the raw materials, no carcinogenic, mutagenic
or toxicity for reproduction is predicted.
Acute inhalation toxicity 
After taking account of the relative volatility, acute oral toxicity, dosage form and direction for use the inhalation toxicity of F10 disinfectant products will not be greater than the values shown for acute oral toxicity. 
Residual toxicity 
A five-week supervised trial using day-old broiler chicks restricted to 1:1000 and 1:250 solutions of F10SC in drinking water showed no F10 residual build-up in muscle meat, liver or kidneys.
The F10 Veterinary Disinfectants are non-corrosive at the recommended dilutions(complies with SABS test 1615 on the polished aluminium strip after 30 days).
All F10SC Veterinary Disinfectants are free rinsing at recommended dilutions(complies with SABS test 1593 6.11).
The water-insoluble matter content of F10SC Veterinary Disinfectants and F10 Skin Prep Solution is 0,3g/litre (complies with SABS 1593 6.12).
The F10SC Veterinary Disinfectants when used at recommended dilutions have a zero rating in terms of EU standards. 
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting, give milk or water to drink. Eye contact: Rinse eyes with water, seek medical advice if necessary. In spraying and aerosol/fogging applications, it is advisable to wear a disposable mask over the mouth, nose and eye 
Do not mix with soap or other chemicals. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children, uninformed persons and pets. F10 Aerosol Disinfectant is a highly flammable aerosol. Avoid contact with felines when using F10 Disinfectant Surface Spray with Insecticide.
HPE bottles of varying sizes except for the F10 Aerosols which are in pressurized metal canisters and the F10 Wipes which are packed into a sealed plastic bag.
Store below 30oC in dry conditions, out of direct sunlight.
Health and Hygiene (Pty) Ltd. PO Box 906, Florida Hills, 1716, South Africa
Health and Hygiene (Pty) Ltd in accordance with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) license reference-7586issuedbyAPVMAandSABS636Permit6656/9863.

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