Anyone know the shelf life of iodine?

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by ChristinaF., Jan 26, 2009.

  1. ChristinaF.

    ChristinaF. New Member

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    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. :lol

    Christina
     
  2. Kaye White

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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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  3. Caprine Beings

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    Yes and now we need to find you and steal it away from you....JUST KIDDING! :rofl Tammy
     
  4. ChristinaF.

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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. :D

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

    Christina
     
  5. Sondra

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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.
     
  6. stacy adams

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    I would keep it in a safe!! :biggrin
     
  7. ChristinaF.

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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. dance:

    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! :/
     
  8. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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

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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. :sigh

    Christina
     
  10. Tim Pruitt

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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.
     
  11. Kaye White

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    Tim,
    You may have to ask a vet for it. It's become an Rx item, only sold to those with a DEA #.

    Christine....you may want ask about some of those meds. you're finding! Some of that "old stuff" has been taken off the market, not produced anymore...and is still good. AND IT WORKS!
    Kaye
     
  12. ChristinaF.

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    Tim, I know and feel the same way. My husband goes on about it too. The thing that stinks is the "bad guys" will still find a way to get it and those of us that really need it will still be out of luck.

    Kaye, thank you! I will remember that this spring when it's warm enough again to go through some more of the stuff.

    Christina
     
  13. stacy adams

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    Your absolutely right Christina, you are safe from people like me :) I hate the cold and would rather be in a pile of snakes than up there in the frozen tundra... unless of course, I was on my way to Blissberry's for another doeling :yes
    Yes Tim, it is sad. I have 1/2 a bottle of 7% hidden away and only pull it our when my film canister gets low. I don't know what I'll do when it runs out :sigh
     
  14. NubianSoaps.com

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    I have this year and then I also have to find something else. Isn't the old 100% called monkey blood? We had to mix it to use it for navels, and yes it was back when we didn't think about buying iodine because it took forever to use up what you even had. Vicki
     
  15. Kaye White

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    LOL...I don't know if it was methiolate or iodine...I just know which ever it was...BURNED like fire! And my grandmother swore by the stuff! You had to decide if the sympathy you got from the cut or scrap was worth the sting! :lol
    Kaye
     
  16. Ravens Haven

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    I bought some of the Triodine 7%, CRAP!!
    But this spring when I was doing some cleaning in my smoke house, I found (2) gallons of 7% iodine, I forgot about it...so I think I am good for several more years here.
     
  17. stacy adams

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    A couple of years ago I worked at a feed store that sold iodine by the gallon.. :( Wish I had known then...
     
  18. KingsCoGoatGuy

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    I just checked my idone supply for this year, I have a 7% from our feed store and a 12% from years & years ago that I got from a dairy. Well that long with a ss 5 gallon bucket worth over $50! umm... Did I mention I paid $5 for the lot? :p
    The 12% stains anything, while the 7% will not.
     
  19. Caprine Beings

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    I am in so much agreement with all of you. Next they will take batteries away because thats another chemical they use.
    Christina, I live in the cold too...just don't want to travel to swipe some iodine :lol We were able to acquire some of the prep pads with the 10% iodine, and I was able to talk with the vet about them. He said if I used two of them for each hoof and one for the naval it would work the same. He said he used to use them when hes out on calls. Tammy
     
  20. Necie@Lunamojo

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    I found an old bottle in my medicine cupboard that says:

    (Providone-Iodine Topical Solution, USP) 10%*
    *Equal to 1% available iodine

    Not good, right?

    Also says it expired on 11/99, but the way it sounds this stuff doesn't really expire? Does it just lose it's 'oomph' or some such?