Comments by Dr Sampie Ras, Veterinarian, Ras SJ and Scheepers Veterinary Practice, Phalaborwa
“We installed an antimicrobial copper table in our surgery, which gives us great comfort as it has the ability to significantly reduce bacteria. It is that ‘one step further’ than just using disinfectants to ensure the health of the animals we treat, especially as the table is used for both operations and standard vaccinations.
“Some of the surgeries we perform at the clinic take more than an hour, so it is of added value that the antibacterial action of antimicrobial copper continuously disinfects the area under the patient. This is something that was not previously possible.
“In addition, our clinic now has copper covered many other touch surfaces, such as all light switches, the vaccine fridge door handle, the disinfectant bottles, the operation light handles and operation table handles. All of this adds to the protection of our animals.”