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Old 01-26-2009, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default Anyone know the shelf life of iodine?

I'm asking because I found a quart bottle of 100% iodine in our old farmhouse. I'm guessing that it is around 10 years old. Should I try mixing and using it for navels etc.? One thing I can tell you is that it sure doesn't freeze.

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Old 01-26-2009, 04:22 PM   #2
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You sure it's 100%? WOW...you should have enough Iodine to last a LOOOONNNGGG time. I've got a bottle of 10%, but it's pretty dang strong. Most is 7 % iodine. I'd be cutting that stuff 7 parts water to 1 part Iodine and using it only to dip navels/hooves.
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:37 PM   #3
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Yes and now we need to find you and steal it away from you....JUST KIDDING! Tammy

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Old 01-26-2009, 04:45 PM   #4
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Hi Kaye, it says on the bottle 100% iodine and it's fairly thick. It says to mix three ounces with 5 gallons of water. Would that seem right? We bought our farm from an old grade B dairy farmer. I've found lots of old meds around. Most I just throw away, but I want to see if this one is still good.

I guess I'm going to have to keep it in a safe, eh?

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Old 01-26-2009, 04:48 PM   #5
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mix it like Kaye said. 1 to 7 not what is on the bottle you don't want that much mixed/diluted at one time.

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I would keep it in a safe!!
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:55 PM   #7
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Yup, got it...I'll mix it like Kaye said!! Yeah! One less item to get from the vet...at least for a few years.

Well, Stacy, right now I'm feeling pretty safe as most of ya all are far away in TX and probably wouldn't last long in the -25 weather we are having. Yuck! :/

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Right not coming there for iodine I found some on shelf right close to me YEAH

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Old 01-26-2009, 05:02 PM   #9
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I wouldn't either, Sondra. Every year around this time I'm trying to find the silver lining in living in this freezing cold climate. Right now all I can come up with is less of a worm load. That positive is really wearing thin just about now. Yikes! This time of year I always look at land somewhere south, but my husband is absolutely terrified of snakes and would never hear of it.

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Old 01-26-2009, 05:16 PM   #10
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Soooo... Like me, no one can get 7% iodine now - so what are you using in its place. It is ridiculous for honest people to have to pay for others crimes - now a regular citizen can't be trusted with a bottle of iodine. Sorry to vent a little.



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