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Is *Biodine* as good as a coop disinfectant as Oxine?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SpeckledHills, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Songster 10 Years

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    I haven't been able to find Oxine locally to use as a sanitizer for my friends' coops. She is battling Infectious Coryza in her chickens and I'm trying to help.

    I have found something called Biodine. I think it is what vets use to wash their arms when treating livestock, etc.

    Description at http://www.domvet.com/biodine.html says:
    "Biodine is a 1.75% iodine complex indicated for use as a detergent , sanitizer, and disinfectant for poultry farms."

    Anyone have experience with Biodine and know if it will kill the bacteria that causes Coryza, CRD and related illnesses?
     
  2. rcentner

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    It's an iodine dilution of sorts, look and see if you can find the package insert and that should tell you what it is effective at killing. Or I would extrapolate from what I could learn about iodine and it's efficacy on such things.
    I bet it would work just fine though. no experience with that myself though, I bought the oxine which was way too expensive to ship.
     

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