Chlorhexidine Overview

Substance: Chlorhexidine (originally “chlorohexidine”, changed 10/31/2003)

Annotation: Allowed for surgical procedures conducted by a veterinarian. Allowed for use as a teat dip when alternative germicidal agents and/or physical barriers have lost their effectiveness.

National List Citation: 7 CFR 205.603 (6)

Date Listed: 2002

Sunset Date:
Current - 6/27/2017
Next - 2022
New Review Date - 2019 (review in 2017)

Use and Brand Name Products: Antiseptic for surgical procedures and as a teat dip when alternatives have lost effectiveness