Chlorhexidine (also widely known as Hibiscrub) is effective against a wide range of bacteria yeasts some fungi and viruses. Can be used for general skin cleansing. It is normally diluted with clean water prior to application.
Independent advice from Equitait Veterinary Practice : This is one of our most commonly used skin cleaners, which we use for a variety of purposes including: preparation of skin for surgery, cleaning of contaminated wounds and treatment of certain skin conditions (such as “Mud Fever”). Remember if left on the skin Chlorhexidine can be irritant and so it is important to always rinse the skin thoroughly after it’s use. For information on how to use Chlorhexidine within a treatment proceedure for Mud Fever please see our factsheet.