Updated: Apr 22, 2020
Product name: Leucillin Antiseptic Spray
Product size: Comes in 50ml dropper, and sprays of 150ml, 250ml and 500ml
Product price: Quite a variety in pricing online, so shop around. Mostly £5.00-£15.00
This review contains some photos of injuries, which you may find distressing
Product details: This antiseptic liquid comes in both a dropper bottle and sprays of varying sizes. It is a clear liquid which can be sprayed onto a wound or pad, used to irrigate a wound or eye, or even as an anti-bacterial hand cleanser (very topical at the moment!). Leucillin has anti-fungal and anti-viral properties – hence me using it as a hand sanitiser at the moment. It is non-drying on the skin and has a clean, slightly chlorine-y smell, this is due to the Hypochlorous Acid(HOCl) active ingredient which is more effective than bleach at killing off bacteria. The website states that this ingredient is found in the body and is non-toxic even if a wound is licked; it is a ‘copy’ of the bird’s own immune system, so safe for use on wounds, eyes and ears too.
It doesn’t colour the wound purple like some livestock sprays, which deter flies and pecking, some folks may find this a disadvantage in outdoor livestock.
Findings: I used this spray on both dogs and chickens; one of my lurchers needed to have a toe amputated, so I used Leucillin on the wound to try it out; the wound healed well and cleanly.
Because the active ingredient isn’t toxic, I wasn’t concerned about her licking it. Apologies for the unclear picture – she was fidgeting!
A vet nurse friend had rescued a chicken called Vera, which had a very nasty head injury, due to pecking, and was due to be euthanased. She had used some purple spray on it
I gave her a Leucillin spray which she used to irrigate and clean the wound. There wasn’t enough skin to stitch, so the wound is healing over by itself, and seems to be getting on very successfully. Note that the photos below show some staining where she’d previously used a purple wound spray, before using Leucillin.
One last chicken injury was to treat bumblefoot (foot abscess) on a friend’s bird; they lanced the abscess and used Leucillin to irrigate the wound, and then on the dressing. That has healed completely now. Note that the photo below show some staining where they’d previously used a purple wound spray, before using Leucillin.
An easy to use product without the harsh smell of some other antiseptic sprays. An added bonus is that it is non-toxic.
Score out of ten: a solid 9