Sodium Iodide

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Goater, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Goater

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    We have a buck that we worked for very hard. His dam has the most amazing udder. I call it the disappearing udder. We were over the moon when Greta delivered a doe and a buck. Since Greta (Nickels No Regrets) is not the best looking goat in the world, we named her kids Lyle and Lovit. Lyle suffered an unfortunate accident as a buckling. His pen mate stromp on his testicles and we were fairly sure that was the end of that but hope kept us from turning Lyle into someones dinner.
    This year was going to be Lyle's last chance up to bat when he injuryed his jaw. He developed as abcess as big as a softball. After several home tries and local vets we took Lyle to Texas A&M. After tests, including one to determine his sperm count, the doctor injected Lyle with Sodium Iodide. It was determined that the infection was caused by bacteria that is normaly found in the mouth.
    It was the most amazing thing we have ever seen. Within one week the infection was reduced by half. At the end of three weeks he had just a little bump that was beginning to hair over. He got 1-1/2 more injections and he is cured!
    GH asked if this was a new treatment because we couldn't find any information about it. The Professor-Vet laughed and said "Yeah, its only be around since the 1930's and it's not an antibiotic it's a halide." A veternarian student called it a "mineral that somehow has antibacterial action that we don't understand."
    Bottom line - it worked.
    The injections cost us $6.00 a piece (understand that you get a reduce price because they use your animal as a teaching tool) plus the trip to A&M (180 miles round trip) but we have saved an animal with great potential. They said that Lyle's sperm count was low but that they might be able to collect his sperm to use for AI.

    Sodium Iodide must be adminstered IV. With the first injection of Sodium Iodide, Lyle also received an injection of 12cc of Nuflor. He then got two more shots. With the third injection he had a reaction so instead of getting the full 60cc he only got about 20cc.
     
  2. NubianSoaps.com

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    Really cool. Were they able to culture it to find out what bacteria? This was also used back in the day when we use to treat milk goiter as iodine goiter :) vicki
     

  3. Goater

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    They sent it to a pathologist, who looked at it but didin't culture it, who said it was filled with several different bacteria that are common to the mouth. If would of been nice to have had the culture, but they didn't charge us for the pathology so we really couldn't complain.
     
  4. Kaye White

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    Really great info! Glad you asked questions to see what they were doing!
    Yeah, Vicki...I remember using Bell's drops for goiters in babies...didn't do much for the goiter, until they were weaned...then it cured it's self. ;)
    Kaye