Some of you may have heard about Leucillin but I expect that most people haven’t. So what is it? Well Leucillin is an antiseptic solution available in a 50ml dropper form or sprays from 150ml up to 500ml.
I’ve had Leucillin in my first aid box for as long as I can remember, pulling it out to deal with scrapes, cuts and minor wounds on Lilly but also myself, with excellent effect (I will post some images of personal wounds that I have used Leucilin on at the bottom of this review so that those of you that would prefer not to see them can avoid them. )
So what makes Leucilin so great, well that’s something we will look at in more detail. Leucilin was the very first Hypochlorous based health and skincare spray launched in 2011. It is the most powerful skin neutral pH, non-toxic antiseptic solution available anywhere.
Leucillin is specially formulated for the health and skincare of your animal and has proven anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal Technology. Leucillin contains the active ingredient Hypochlorous (HOCl); this is a naturally occurring chemical in the mammalian body produced by white blood cells.
Hypochlorous is one of the most effective and efficient biocides known to man. Whilst being totally safe, it is 300 times more effective than bleach and is almost instant in its effect and unlike antibiotics, bacteria do not develop immunity to it.
Thats the scientific basis of Leucillin done, which is great but does it really work? The simple answer is YES, it does. I’ve used it on some pretty nasty wounds on myself and on Lilly, with fantastic success. I feel it is important to say here that I am a qualified human and animal first aider and also worked at a veterinary practice as an auxiliary nurse, so I’ve had a lot of experience in wound management.
Leucillin has a fantastic safety record and is competition safe for equines, as Leucillin contains no substances prohibited under the FEI or Jockey Club banned chemicals for competition. You can read more about Leucillin on their website
I wouldn’t be without Leucillin for human or animal first aid and use it in my groom room! This fantastic product is very cost effective at £4.99 to £14.99 for the largest size I honestly believe everyone should have some!
Images – do not scroll down if you’re squeamish!
The photos below show a personal injury sustained whilst trying to catch an escaping dog that had pulled its owner over, causing them to loose grip on the Flexi lead the German Shepherd dog was being walked on.
As I tried to catch the dog the tape of the lead wrapped itself around my hand and the dog ended up dragging me a short distance, thankfully my injuries were not as horrific as they could have been.
Leucillin is in my opinion a must have item in any first aid box! It can be used on a wide range of animals. I do recommend visiting the manufacturers website for further information.