Iodine Deficiency

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by CaramelKittey, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    Wow! My 6 does ate theirs in 2 years! And i am on the search for another one :( the old tsc i got it from stopped carrying and the feed store wont/cant order them
     
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  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California

  3. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    I hope you find some! I still can’t find any in NJ. I guess we’ll be making the trip to Delaware.. :gottago:
     
  4. TCOLVIN

    TCOLVIN TKC Farms

    Sep 21, 2014
    Cobbtown, Ga.
    Does the spraying or painting the back side of tail with iodine really work? I have been told that you do it daily until the iodine color is still on the tail 24 hours later, then quit as they have had enough. Is this legit?
     
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  5. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    It tells you whether or not they need iodine - but it isn't meant to supplement iodine.
     
  6. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    That’s very interesting. I’ve never heard of that test before. Do you think we should try it on all our does?
     
  7. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

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  8. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Are you talking about the big square blocks or the brick sized ones?

    The colbalt blocks and bricks have been out of stock here for a while. They just came back in.
     
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  9. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
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  10. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
    Should we purchase this anyway, or is it unnecessary?
     
  11. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Unless your goats are having protein problems, no.

    Think of the pail as more of a grain-type supplement.
     
  12. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    The big 50 lb ones
     
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  13. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    Thank you! Would there be any reason to stop feeding grain, and only offer the ultralyx goat protein pail?
     
  14. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Some people like to give protein pails in the winter. You wouldn't give the pail instead of grain.
     
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  15. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    I have loose minerals, a cobalt block and a selenium block out for each pen. That combo really helped this last year. So many less breeding and birthing problems. Along with Bo-Se given (missed a few does) I only had 5 kids out of 69 that needed Bo-Se when born. Cobalt may be mostly salt, but what cobalt (which helps the B12 metabolism) there is really helps the herd. And they drink more, which is really good. (but a pain to keep filling water buckets, oh well!)
     
  16. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    Thank you! Then we will definitely get a cobalt block!

    I’ve been trying to find any local feed stores that may carry them but I haven’t found any. I asked an employee at TSC if the blocks could possibly go stale, and she wasn't really sure but made an educated guess that they couldn’t go stale. Just wanted to double-check on here. I wouldn’t think they could go stale but I just wanna be sure before we go and buy four of them..
    As long as they stay dry, everything should be fine, right?
    Thank you!
     
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  17. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    They don't go stale, but if it's humid, they weep! I had just bought 10 of them and DH needed my truck. (Mine is newer and has a cap). So, I set them on the concrete under cover. It has been humid and I see a blue area around the pile, they (like all salt) absorb moisture. It's not a big deal, but they do leave a blue stain.
     
  18. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    Thank you! We will probably store the extra ones in our basement on pallets so they don't stain the floor. ;)
    I had no idea they could stain the floor if they got wet. Thank you so much for telling me!