Lab test summary
Betadine & Hibiclens VS Equine Relief Antimicrobial formulas
Independant Laboratory tests show that the formulas found in Equine Relief Antimicrobial® formulas to more effective than Betadine solution in killing time for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus ATCC (3359i) and 2.5 times faster than Hibiclens in killing Streptococcus faecalis (ATCC 29212)
The Equine Relief Antimicrobial® formula is tested to be equally comparable to Betadine in killing;
and other microbes, fungi and viruses.
The advantage in the new technology behind our Equine Relief Antimicrobial® solutions is its "penetration" attribute in a completely non-irritating base, "no need to wash off", no discoloration, non-toxic and non-drying formula which is suspended in healing moisturizers and skin conditioners. It can penetrate to reach the microorganisms lying deeper in the dermal layers to more effectively erradicate the problem at hand.
This new technology which is now accepted in the human medical industry, is now available to the equine and canine industries.
Comparison of Bacteriocidal Activity of Equine Relief Antimicrobial® Solution and Antibacterial Soaps
Organism Tested: Pseudomonas aeruginosa
ATCC No.: 10145
No. of bacteria treated: 10
Time of exposure: 120 seconds
Volume of solution: 2 ml
Name of the solution used to treat bacteria
(1) Equine Relief Antimicrobial®
(2) Viro-Nox with Nonoxynol-9 and PCMX (1)
(3) *Dial Antibacterial Soap (2)
(4) Softsoap Antibacterial soap (3)
(5) Huntington Wash (4)
*The active ingredient in Dial Antibacterial Soap is Triclosan. The same active ingredient in use in many of the existing medicated shampoos currently in the equine market.
The data shows that Equine Relief Antimicrobial Solution is a much more powerful bacteriocideal agent than these other solutions.
(1) Viro-Nox is a registered product of Viro Research, Laguna Beach, CA 92625
(2) Dial Antibacterial soap is a registered product of Dial Corp., Phoenix, AZ 85077
(3) Softsoap Antibacterial soap is a registered product of Softsoap Enterprises, Inc., Chaska, MN 55318
(4) Huntington Industries, Ft. Wayne, IN 46857
Independant Laboratory tests have shown that triclosan (the antibacterial ingredient in many products on the market) kill 16.4% of specific bacteria VS Equine Relief Antimicrobials® proved to be 99.9% effective!
The following is a list of microorganisms on which Equine Relief Antimicrobial® products have been tested to be effective:
(all tests were performed by Independant Laboratories)
Staphylococcus aureus ATCC No. 6538
Staphylococcus aureus ATCC No. 33591
Here's a thought to consider:
When you think about it, our horses and dogs lay, sleep and walk on the ground (dirt, sand & grass).
A significant amount of their skin problems are quite simply associated with the bacteria and fungus picked up from their environment.
Bacteria can cause itching (tail, mane, full body and/or hot spots) as well as infection (on broken tissue such as wounds or open leisons)
Fungus is rooted deeper in the dermal layers which makes it harder to reach and erradicate.
Our Gentle Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial solutions will effectively eliminate most topical bacteria on contact.... and penetrate to reach fungus below the skin surface.
What is the difference between our products and others on the market?
Though they are mostly based on the same PENETRATING formula, there are varying percentages of active ingredients (better for specific situations) with a few different formulas of carrier agents. Some of the other products on the market will eliminate bacteria that they can touch...many will damage, sting or irritate the skin to do so... but we haven't found any that penetrate into the tissue of the skin the way the Equine Relief Antimicrobials are formulated to do!
That is why we say these solutions will Penetrate to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria, fungus and topical viruses while soothing and softening the skin.