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  • Number of times to use betadine solution on a horse wound
  • WHAT PERCENTAGE: 1 PART 10% BETADINE, 10 PART WATER

 
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    07-12-2013, 01:02 AM
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Foal
Diluting 10% Betadine?

Is 10% betadine too strong to use on a horses cut? If so, how is the best way to go about diluting it?
     
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    07-12-2013, 02:50 AM
  #2
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The general rule for a betadine flush is to take a gallon jug of water and add enough betadine to make it look like a weak tea. No clue how much that it (probably less than 2 oz). It's a color thing.

But yes, it's way way too strong to use straight.
     
    07-12-2013, 02:53 AM
  #3
Foal
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Originally Posted by Left Hand Percherons    
The general rule for a betadine flush is to take a gallon jug of water and add enough betadine to make it look like a weak tea. No clue how much that it (probably less than 2 oz). It's a color thing.

But yes, it's way way too strong to use straight.
Yes I thought it'd be way too strong, so I wanted to double check...

How about diluting it with saline solution? I hear that is a good way to do it as well
     
    07-12-2013, 10:02 AM
  #4
Foal
Not sure of the percentage, I haven't ever looked but we use betadine scrub at work right out of the gallon bottle it comes in. We have small jars we put 3x3 gauses in, and just pour the betadine right over them. They absorb the betadine and that's how we scrub wounds or prep sites for IV's, hock injections etc.... So, If it were me I woun't dilute it at all. I would use it as is.
     
    07-12-2013, 01:21 PM
  #5
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Originally Posted by Draft lover    
Not sure of the percentage, I haven't ever looked but we use betadine scrub at work right out of the gallon bottle it comes in. We have small jars we put 3x3 gauses in, and just pour the betadine right over them. They absorb the betadine and that's how we scrub wounds or prep sites for IV's, hock injections etc.... So, If it were me I woun't dilute it at all. I would use it as is.
Well I understand using it like that for prepping, but I don't think I'd want to on an open wound, especially if it's bigger
     
    07-12-2013, 01:36 PM
  #6
Trained
You want to use 5% on open wounds. Greater than that is typically used as a surgical prep on the skin.
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    07-12-2013, 01:50 PM
  #7
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Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
You want to use 5% on open wounds. Greater than that is typically used as a surgical prep on the skin.
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I figured 5% would be ok, but if I diluted the 10% in distilled water or saline would it be alright?
     
    07-12-2013, 01:56 PM
  #8
Trained
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Originally Posted by BarrelRace4Life    
I figured 5% would be ok, but if I diluted the 10% in distilled water or saline would it be alright?
Distilled water.
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    07-12-2013, 01:57 PM
  #9
Foal
Ok, great!
     
    07-12-2013, 02:00 PM
  #10
Trained
BTW consider getting a bottle of chlorhexidine for your first aid kit, too. It's also used in hospitals/surgeries. You dilute it to 2% and a bottle lasts you forever.
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