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IODINE DEFICIENT SOILS (UNITED STATES)

By: Gary Pfalzbot
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Reported Iodine Deficient Soils in the U.S. - Courtesy USDA This map shows the areas in the United States where the soils are deficient in iodine. The crops and grasses grown in areas may be deficient in iodine, and trouble from goiter may develop if some type of iodine is not fed to supplement the deficient feeds.

It should be noted that because an entire state is marked in "red", this does not indicate that the "entire" state has iodine deficient soils; these are states where there are known areas of iodine deficient soils.

A simple cure for goats not receiving enough iodine is by offering free choice, loose minerals that have iodine as an ingredient. You may alternately offer free choice, iodized salt. However, iodized salt can contain levels of iodine that are not necessarily listed as to specific content in PPM (parts per million) or percentage wise (Maximum - Minimum).

We welcome your comments and input regarding iodine deficient soils. If there is a particular area that you know that is iodine deficient, please let us know and we will be happy to research it and add it.

About the author: Gary Pfalzbot is a Service Connected Disabled Veteran and the webmaster of GoatWorld as well as some other web sites. He has raised goats over the years, been involved with 4-H (as a young boy) and currently resides in Colorado where he and his wife Pam raise a few breeds of goats and other animals, and primarily author the GoatWorld web site to continue to inform, educate, and promote the industry.

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