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Using F10 on wooden hutch help

Julie H

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Had our 2 nine week old piggy sisters for only 10 days and unfortunately the vet has diagnosed ringworm in one of them. Both are being treated with oral medication as have decided separation maybe too stressful.
I have bought F10 disinfectant for cleaning out, but now not sure how use this on a wooden hutch? Do I need to rinse as per the instructions? (a little difficult with wood!) I would be grateful for any advise please.
 

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Had our 2 nine week old piggy sisters for only 10 days and unfortunately the vet has diagnosed ringworm in one of them. Both are being treated with oral medication as have decided separation maybe too stressful.
I have bought F10 disinfectant for cleaning out, but now not sure how use this on a wooden hutch? Do I need to rinse as per the instructions? (a little difficult with wood!) I would be grateful for any advise please.
Please don't separate as you need to treat both anyway since infection has most likely already happened. The incubation period (the period between infection and acute outbreak is about 10-14 days.

Please follow the detailed tips in our ringworm hygiene guide, which also covers transmission to humans. In nearly 15 years of existence we have had a run in with just about every angle of potential transmission and have had time to work out how to stop it. Ringworm: Hygiene And Pictures

You can reclaim any vet cost from the place you have got your girls from as part of your customer rights of having been sold in effect damaged ware. New guinea pigs: Sexing, vet checks&customer rights, URI, ringworm and parasites

For deep cleaning you can use an empty spray bottle; spread the F10 so it gets in the cracks and then let dry in the air if possible. The weather should hopefully get better again in the coming days.
 

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The instructions on my bottle of F10 say no need to rinse. I always spray my corex with it and leave to air dry before returning everything to the cage. Don't know if the instructions have changed recently?
 

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I use F10 on my hutch. I just spray it out of an old spray bottle and leave it to air dry. Only takes a couple of hours in the summer.
 

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Thank you for replying Piggieminder. Maybe I have wrong one? F10 SCXD concentrated Safe for all pets. Disinfection of all hard surfaces. Says to pre- rinse and after rinse!
 

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It's not very clear and the print is very small but the rinse off seems to be for the biofilm remover if you had to use it first. For the F10SC it says to leave to air dry.
 

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Thanks to you both. mine is sc and (dare I type it again?) xd (hooray!) so must be a difference somehow. I will order the one you have Betsy
 

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I can't help with wood but I never rinse my correx just wipe all over and air dry 😊
 
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