The Use of Iodine and its Compounds in Veterinary Practice

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    ALTHOUGH the essential role played by minerals in animal metabolism' has been recognised for many years, it is only recently that the importance of iodine in the diet has been stressed. The requirement of animals for iodine compounds is only small; nevertheless, a deficiency of such compounds in the diet may lead to acute pathological conditions in animals and human beings. Iodine deficiency, for example, has been shown to be the fundamental cause of goitre, an ailment which is especially prevalent in districts where the soil and water are notably deficient in iodides. Such iodine-deficient conditions are found in parts of the northern half of the United States, in which localities it is now customary to iodise the public water supplies or to insist on the use of iodised table salt.

    The Use of Iodine and its Compounds in Veterinary Practice.

    Lieut-Col. H. A. Reid. Pp. 88. (London: De Gruchy and Co., Ltd., 1929.) 3s. 6d.

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    The Use of Iodine and its Compounds in Veterinary Practice . Nature 126, 431–432 (1930). https://doi.org/10.1038/126431b0

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