Iodine Deficiency in Goats

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Iodine Deficiency in Goats
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 5 minutes Iodine deficiency in goats. Did you ever hear about the “goiter belt” in health class? It was a wide swath of land through the northern United States in which a high percentage of people had goiters up until 1924 when iodized table salt became standard. Well, goiters don’t only happen in humans; they can happen in animals, too. Goats are especially susceptible to goiters and iodine deficiency. Iodine Deficiency Symptoms in Goats A goiter in a goat presents as a swollen lump on their neck, just a little below their jaw. This is not to be confused with bottle jaw, which is swelling right under the jaw. While developing a goiter or enlarged thyroid gland is the most common symptom of iodine deficiency in goats, it is often not the first symptom if your goats are due to give birth soon. A pregnant

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