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Is there anything that kills giardia in the yard soil. both

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is there anything that kills giardia in the yard soil. both my puppies have it for the second time
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.
  • "Do not attempt to use bleach or QATS (quaternary ammonium compounds) in your soil or grass area, as they will be ineffective." That's the important point from this site:

Please note that the Giardia-ELISA kits have limited usefulness for post-treatment diagnostic surveillance because of prolonged persistent antigen shedding even in animals where clinical signs have resolved and no cysts can be detected on zinc sulfate centrifugated feces. In other words, if Bonnie and Mitzie are asymtomatic but still test "positive" they may not be truly infected at this time. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about Bonnie And Mitzie. How is everything going?

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