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Ultrasound cleaning in the veterinary practice

Fast and thorough reprocessing of veterinary instruments in an ultrasonic bath

The instruments in the veterinary practice are characterised by a wide range of surgical and dental instruments as well as accessories for treatment. All instruments have to be cleaned and disinfected after use, which requires a lot of personnel and ties up time in the daily routine.

In an ultrasonic bath, all objects made of metal and plastic can be gently and thoroughly freed from dirt such as blood, secretions and tissue residues. In the process, the finest cavitation bubbles loosen stuck dirt even from the interstices of the difficult-to-clean joints and surfaces of needle holders, surgical scissors, arterial clamps, surgical wound needles and other surgical instruments. The use of a suitable cleaning and disinfection preparation enhances the cleaning effect of ultrasound and enables thorough disinfection of complex instruments. Compared to simple wet deposition in a disinfection bath, disinfection in an ultrasonic bath is much faster, which also saves costs. Ultrasound cleaning can also be used efficiently for cleaning anal sac cannulas and cannulas for rinsing nasolacrimal ducts with fine lumens, which would otherwise have to be made pervious with fine wires.

Grinding attachments for rodent nails and incisors become clogged with abraded horn particles during grinding operation. This reduces the grinding performance and also makes disinfection and cleaning of the reusable attachments more difficult. Especially for the cleaning of grinding attachments and fine needles, the use of a fine-mesh hanging basket in the ultrasonic bath is recommended. After the cleaning time of 5-10 minutes, the cleaning objects can be removed with the hanging basket and fed into the sink without the user coming into contact with the items to be cleaned or the cleaning liquid.

In addition to a significant reduction in time, cleaning and disinfection in an ultrasonic bath therefore offers increased process reliability in the reprocessing of veterinary instruments.

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Ultrasonic cleaning and disinfection

Temperature: Room temperature

Preparation: STAMMOPUR DR 8

Concentration and duration:

2% - 5 min


Papova under high load

2% - 10 min

Adeno under high load

3% - 15 min

Disinfection and cleaning preparations

The optimum effect of ultrasound requires the use of special disinfection and cleaning preparations. These must have cavitation-promoting and material-protecting properties for use in the ultrasonic bath. Protection of the objects and the oscillating tank must be guaranteed even during intensive use. Many disinfection and cleaning preparations may contain components that attack the stainless steel oscillating tank. STAMMOPUR preparations have been specially developed for use in the ultrasonic cleaner. Medical products, CE-marking. All preparations are environmentally friendly, biodegradable and easy to dispose of.

Instrument disinfection and intensive cleaning STAMMOPUR DR 8 - VAH-certified

Instrument disinfection and intensive cleaning after dry deposition. High blood dissolution for heavily contaminated instruments with dried blood and encrusted secretions. Short sonication time, therefore particularly suitable for cleaning and disinfection of highly sensitive and valuable micro-, MIC instruments and endoscope accessories. Recommended by well-known endoscope manufacturers. Solution can be used under load for 3 consecutive days. Very high material compatibility. Odourless. With corrosion protection. Aldehyde-, chlorine- and phenol-free. Bactericidal (incl. TB), levurocidal, virucidal against vaccinia, BVDV, Papova, Adeno, HBV, HCV, HIV, Influenza A (H5N1), mildly alkaline pH 9.4 (1 %).

100 g contain: 9.9 g bis(3-aminopropyl)dodecylamine, 8.4 g didecylmethyl polyoxyethylammonium propionate, 5-15 % nonionic surfactants, >30 % solvents, complexing agents, pH regulators, actuators, corrosion inhibitors. Expert opinion: Bacteria, fungi: Dr. F.-A. Pitten, Gießen 11/05, Prof. Dr. Werner, Schwerin 10/08; HBV/HIV: Prof. Dr. Frösner, Munich 8/99; Stand time determination: Prof. Dr. Werner, Schwerin 10/99; Ultrasound time reduction: Dr. Färber, Gießen 8/02; Vaccinia, BVDV, H5N1: Prof. Dr. L. Döhner, Dr. D. Becher, Greifswald 08/06; Papova: Prof. Dr. L. Döhner, Dr. D. Becher, Greifswald 01/07. Adeno: Dr. M. Büttner, Dr. D. Becher, Greifswald 11/08. Hazard designation: C Corrosive, N Dangerous for the environment

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More tips & info

Further practical tips and assistance for our ultrasonic baths and their use can be found in our Knowledge Base under Practical Tips. Of course, you are also welcome to contact us if you have any questions regarding the devices or their use.

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