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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.
 

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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!
 

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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.
 
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