Commercial and Homemade Extremely Dilute Hypochlorous Acid Solutions Are Bactericidal Against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli In Vitro

David W. Ramey, Hailu Kinde

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A commercially available extremely low concentration of hypochlorous acid solution (HClO, 0.011%) sold over the counter for wound care in horses completely inhibits growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli invitro when in solution. A homemade solution of equivalent concentration of hypochlorous acid (HClO, 0.012%) equally inhibits the two organisms tested, at a much lower cost. Such solutions may have wide potential applications in equine medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Equine Veterinary Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015



  • Bacteriology
  • Cytotoxicity
  • Disinfectant
  • Hypochlorous acid
  • Wound
  • Wound care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Equine

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