Disinfecting for ADV

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Disinfecting for ADV

Postby Goatnator13 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:13 pm

Hello, we had a baby from pet smart that we think died of ADV. I want to reuse what I can obviously, but want to make sure that it doesn't spread to our future dragon. I would like to clean his basking rock, tree, hiding log and food bowls to reuse, as we spent around $700 on getting everything right, diagnosing, an treating the baby before. The tank I'm not taking chances on. Will bleach and dswnfecting wipes kill ADV? Or do I have to replace this stuff still?
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Re: Disinfecting for ADV

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:13 am

Rinsing and baking the wood at around 250-300 for 45 min or so should disinfect it pretty well. As far as glass and synthetics go, I'd use bleach or a concentrated mix of F10 at around 1:100 or so which should do a good job of disinfecting everything. It's good to have F10 on hand either way and a bottle of concentrate lasts for quite a long time. https://beanfarm.com/products/f10sc-veterinary-disinfectant-100-ml-3-4-oz
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Re: Disinfecting for ADV

Postby Drache613 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:12 pm


A diluted bleach solution of 10 parts water to 1 part bleach will work well with Adeno. You can
also use a steamer to clean & disinfect the tank, too which is highly effective!

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Re: Disinfecting for ADV

Postby JackCSmith » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:29 am

Curious for my current situation - can anyone give me advise on if I have managed to do ‘enough’ to maybe get rid of the adenovirus in my viv?

I have taken the wooden 4ft Vivexotic Viv apart (back to flat pack) and have used a 20% concentrated household bleach with warm water and a sponge to clean Viv thoroughly (to get in all the edges).
I’ve rinsed this off with soapy water, patted down, and let air dry.
Left for 12 hours
Then used a strong F10 solution once rebuilt to clean again using a NEW sponge. Once again, left to air dry for 12 hours.
I have then SEALED the edges using a silicon style sealant. This was on Saturday (it’s now Monday)
I sprayed the viv with a weaker F10 solution several times throughout Sunday and allowing to air dry between sprays.
Finally, I have put a strong UVB and heat bulb on which is at about 40 degrees C!

Have I done enough to rid the virus? I know there is no definitive answer. But I’ve seen posts where people have done less...

I just need some reassurance!
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Re: Disinfecting for ADV

Postby claudiusx » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:24 am

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