By: Horse Business  06-Dec-2011


Scrub-up is an antibacterial, sterlising wash for inanimate objects used around animals.  A disinfectant that is effective against a wide range of bacteria, yeasts, fungi and some viruses.

Scrub-Up can be used on items that come into direct contact with all animals.  It is ideal for equine dentistry tools, surgical equipment, tack (non corrosive on buckles), stables, yards, truck/floats, clothes and even dog kennels and calf pens.

Scrup-Up is available in 1L and 5L and can be stored at room temperature.  Being a concentrate, simply dilute with water as per directions - a little goes a long way!

Active ingredient: 4% Chlorhexidine Digluconate

Chlorhexidine digluconate is commonly used as an active ingredient in germicidal mouthwash, pet shampoo, surgical lubricants, wipes and hand soap.

Chlorhexidine digluconate is used for several veterinary purposes. As a topical disinfectant for pet and livestock wounds, it has been demonstrated to be more effective than povidone-iodine and saline. It is also an active ingredient in pet shampoos, teat dips, skin treatments, and lubricants made from animal fat.

Advantages and Disadvantages

One of the primary advantages of chlorhexidine digluconate is the persistence of its anti-microbial properties. When used orally, chlorhexidine digluconate is absorbed into the teeth and thus provides extended protection against oral bacteria such as gingivitis. When used topically, it both kills bacteria and contact and has a lingering residual effect, preventing bacteria from regrowing on the application site.

Potential side effects of chlorhexidine digluconate use include staining and yellowing of teeth after prolonged oral use and the potential for skin sensitivity after topical use.


  1L  $16.00                     5L   $60.00

All prices are exclusive of GST.   Freight charges will apply.

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

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Services New Zealand Equine Dentistry, Horse Business Ltd, IAED

They perform routine treatment on most horses, using both hand and power tools, however occasionally there is the need to perform more advanced dentistry techniques, which can range from fillings through to the reconstruction of teeth. The team at New Zealand Equine Dentistry offers a comprehensive equine dentistry service covering all aspects of equine dental procedures, using up to date equipment and current knowledge.