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So I figured I'd ask here too, since this is a more lively forum.

What else can I use besides Nolvasan disinfectant solution on CIDR's so I can reuse them? Nolvasan is kinda expensive, and I can only find it in the gallon size.
I heard of using Betadine, any experiance with that?

Thanks! :)
 

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Well, I'll keep looking the small bottle is only $20 cheaper than the gallon.

Yes you can reuse them, they have enough hormones to be used 3 times or so. You dilute it for the wash too, then rinse them off and air dry them and keep them in the fridge.
 

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Just got an answer from the other forum, they said Betadine surgical scrub. Wash, rinse, pat dry and seal in air tight bag in the fridge! :)

Thought I should add that they said don't "scrub" them, just wipe them down with the scrub and rinse with water, then dry and store :)
 

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I didn't know you could either but I was wondering do you label them so you always put them in the same doe? I think I would want to do that even if I disinfected them.
 

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We disinfect with a really weak bleach solution then let them dry.

We only keep CIDRs from does who have either always had a clean kidding or dry yearlings who have never kidded before. We also only reuse them once - although I have heard they can be used more than that.
 

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You leave them in for 12-21 days. Depending on what protocol you are using. If you are using them by themselves, you should probably wait the 21 days.

A CIDR is a progesterone implant that you insert into the does vaginal track. It releases progesterone hormones that stop the doe from coming into heat, the hormone tricks their body into thinking that it's pregnant. When you remove the CIDR their hormone levels drop, forcing their body into a heat cycle. When you remove a CIDR you normally give a shot of PG600 or Cystorelin to ensure that the doe ovulates and has a viable heat cycle so she settles.
 

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So I figured I'd ask here too, since this is a more lively forum.

What else can I use besides Nolvasan disinfectant solution on CIDR's so I can reuse them? Nolvasan is kinda expensive, and I can only find it in the gallon size.
I heard of using Betadine, any experiance with that?

Thanks! :)
I use Dawn dish soap and water. Just wash and air dry. I like to dip in Nolvasan before using.
 

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How long do y'all keep the CIDR's in them?

I just found out about this nifty thing a few months ago after my doe had trouble birthing a 12 1/2 pound buck. We lost him.
We use them for one week to short cycle and do planned breeding for set dates.
 

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Wow, that sure sounds easier than the hit or miss of hauling bucks back and forth for a possibly receptive doe! (My bucks live a mile
up the road. )
 
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