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post #1 of 6 Old 08-31-2011, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Question Sterilising grooming tools?

I have a complete grooming kit at home (hoof pick, brushes, curry, etc.) that I used on the school horses while I was in college on the riding team. I'm about to get my own horse, and I would like to use those brushes, but to be on the safe side I want to disinfect them first. What do you guys recommend? I was just going to soak them in a bleach solution but I wasn't sure if that would have a negative affect on the bristle brushes. Help please!
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-31-2011, 02:02 AM
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It hasnt mine yet. I do 1/4 cup clorox to a gallon of water. Soak for and hour and rinse.
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I just clean mine when I give my girls a bath...put them all in the bucket of soapy water.

If your concerned about using bleach you can also do the same thing with white vinegar.
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If your concerned about using bleach you can also do the same thing with white vinegar.
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I use commercial grade Lysol for any barn/equipment disinfecting. They have it at Lowe's or Menards, any home improvement type store. It's handy to have around, good to disinfect stalls, trailer, etc.

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Bleach, Pine sol, Lysol, Listerine.....

Pick one, soak (diluted with water in case of some of them), then leave the tools out in the sun to bake.
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