Originally Posted by zeppley
casportpony - Gosh, I use just hot water and soap most of the time, but have been known to use boiling water, bleach or chlorhexidine.
I've tried soaking in bleach, alcohol, vinegar or Virkon-S - all damaged the plunger seals. Now I flush syringes, feeding tubes, etc. in hot water, then soak them in hydrogen peroxide until the next use - this is much gentler on the rubber or other seal materials and they last a lot longer. Note I haven't done swabs to see if bacteria, and other nasties are left, but so far, so good...
I don't worry too much about the syringes, those I just wash with hot water and soap. Once the plunger starts sticking, I found that mineral oil will keep them going a little longer. It's the tubes I worry the most about... for example, if I tube a pigeon with canker, then tube a pea with that same tube, I really want to be sure I don't accidentally give the pea canker.
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