The effect of excess dietary iodine on pregnant mares and foals.

@article{Drew1975TheEO,
  title={The effect of excess dietary iodine on pregnant mares and foals.},
  author={Brian M Drew and W P Barber and David G. Williams},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={1975},
  volume={97 05},
  pages={93-5}
}
On a thoroughbred stud four foals were born with greatly enlarged thyroids and leg weakness. Two foals died within 18 hours of birth, the others subsequently recovered. An enlarged thyroid was also evident in one of the resident mares. The thyroids from the dead foals were hyperplastic. Feed analyses showed that the mares had an iodine intake of about 83 mg daily, 8-8 ppm of the dietary dry matter, due almost entirely to the high iodine content of a proprietary compound horse nut which had been… CONTINUE READING

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