Banixx Horse & Pet Care has been shown to send bacteria packing! Test results confirm that Banixx kills what veterinarians call the "BIG THREE" —
- Salmonella choleraesuis
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
— with a 99.9999% kill rate!
In tests of its anti-fungal capabilities, Banixx killed 97% of Aspergillus niger and 99% of Candida albicans. All tests were conducted by BioVir Labs, an independent, accredited laboratory. View the data below.
Banixx and Ocular Tissue: Banixx Classified as a Non-Irritant
Banixx was tested in-vitro to assess the acute ocular toxicity after topical application at NC State Veterinary School Comparative Ophthamology Research Laboratory under the supervision of Brian Gilger DVM, MS, DACVO, DABT.
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the potential acute ocular toxicity of Banixx, as measured by the conversion of MTT by EpiOcular human cell constructs after exposure to each test or reference substances for 30 minutes. Additionally, acute ocular toxicity was evaluated using histopathology of the cell constructs, comparing the microscopic tissue damage between the test and references substances. Results are summarized from Dr. Gilger's report, In Vitro Acute Ocular Toxicity of Banixx after Topical Application below:
Histopathology: The negative control treated and Banixx-treated cells had no appreciable histologic changes. All cells appeared normal and the thickness of the tissue was uniform. However, the two positive control tissues had variable areas of cellular loss.
Conclusions: ..."Based on these findings, therefore, the test article, Banixx, which resulted in a mean cellular viability of 94.79% on the EpiOcular culture system after a 30-minute exposure, would be classified as a non-ocular irritant. Furthermore, the 94.79% cellular viability was similar to that of deionized water." There was no difference between the deionized water treated and Banixx treated samples.
The Science behind Banixx - Dr. Richard Porter DVM
The basic science regarding wound healing gives Banixx the edge over most wound and hoof treatments today. Banixx has one active ingredient, stabilized hydronium. The inert ingredient is purified water. Banixx is effective on all types of equine wounds, from acute to chronic. It is also potent for various hoof conditions. Banixx’s unique fighting abilities against bacteria and fungi are twofold. The unique pH and high oxygen levels create a low acidic environment which reduces toxicity levels of bacteria while increasing antimicrobial activity. The elevated levels of oxygen complement the acidic environment by further energizing antibacterial activity. The end result enhances epithelization and angiogenesis or advanced wound healing. Keeping the tissue site saturated with Banixx will allow tissue oxygenations for a longer period of time as opposed to a few hours. The powerful combination of low acidity and high oxygen level is ideal for faster wound healing and create an environment that is totally inhospitable to bacteria and fungi. Thus the immune system can spend more time healing the injured tissue rather than expending excessive energy fighting infection
Antibacterial and Fungal Reduction Activity of Banixx® Horse & Pet Care (BioVir Laboratories, Inc.)
April 3 and June 15, 2006
Performed by BioVir Laboratories, Inc.
In separate tests, one to ten million bacterial organisms of Salmonella choleraesuis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus were added to Banixx and results were tested at 0, 1, 3, 5, and 10 minutes later. All tests were run in triplicate. The results are presented below as kill-curves; that is, they illustrate the reduction of organisms over time of exposure. In all tests, the bacterial organisms were "killed", or reduced, to below the detection limit of 1 cfu per mL within ten minutes. The data is presented below.
In separate tests, 500,000 to one million of Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger spores were added to Banixx and results were tested at 1, 2, 5, and 10 minutes later. All tests were run in triplicate. The results are presented below as kill-curves; that is, they illustrate the reduction of organisms over time of exposure. Candida albicans was reduced by about 99% and Aspergillus niger spores were reduced by <95% within 10 minutes. The data is presented below.
Other Banixx Studies
Two years of testing by a highly-credentialed research veterinarian, produced credible, documented results that allow us to bring Banixx Horse & Pet Care to market. His findings were published in the July 2005 issue of the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, the official journal of the World Equine Veterinary Association.