navel dip?

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by morganslil1, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. morganslil1

    morganslil1 Guest

    Nov 12, 2007
    Do any y'all use chlorhexidine as a navel dip? Has there been any studies about using chlorhexidine vs iodine in goats? The reason I ask is I have chlorhexidine left from foaling and that what they recommend using on horses because iodine is so caustic and chlorhexidine seems to work better.
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    hmm never heard of it. SO you use it on new born foals in the same manor as iodine is used on the navels?

  3. all1965

    all1965 New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    We have chlorhexidine as just a general cleaning solution. We keep it on hand in case we run out of iodine but we do use iodine as our first choice. Im sure it would be find to use on goats.
  4. morganslil1

    morganslil1 Guest

    Nov 12, 2007
    Yes Stacey its used on navels and on there feet I was told to use it by an equine reproduction specialist.
  5. fcnubian

    fcnubian New Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Hmm I have never heard of it. Interesting though.
  6. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    I use chlorhexidine solution and scrub on all my animals.

    You can by the solution in some feed stores or farm stores. I get the scrub from my vet. Vets use it alot with surgery prep.

    It is also what I used when my buck got the abcess from the vaccine! I lanced the abcess and flushed with scrub mixed with warm water!

    Works beautiful and does not discolor the fur!
  7. mystic's_mom

    mystic's_mom Guest

    Oct 5, 2007
    I have both...Chlorhexadine is just as broad spectrum as Iodine and Betadine, so in reality you can use any of the three; it is also less messy, and as you mentioned less caustic, and less harmful if ingested as well. You can mix in higher\lower concentrations and it will still remain effective; It is a great stall disinfectant as well, as well as bucket and pan disinfectant.
  8. redneck_acres

    redneck_acres New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    We've used iodine for years and have never had a problem with it. I've heard of people that dont dip the navel in anything-but I wouldn't want to take the risk of the navel getting infected.
  9. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    I may have to pick some of that up.