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Biocidal properties of copper
  1. Dennis Barber
  1. 16 Itchen Close, Oakley, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG23 7DL, e-mail: dennis.barber.t21@btinternet.com

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I WAS thumbing through my daughter's Veterinary Record and came across an interesting article in the Products & Services section (VR, February 27, 2016, vol 178, p 222). It was about the use of copper-coated nails in horseshoes. I found it interesting because it seems to have made the same discovery that my profession did some centuries past – the biocidal properties …

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