Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Iodine: overview

Synonym(s): Thyroxine

Contributor(s): Alistair Macrae , Phil Alcock

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Introduction

  • Iodine is essential as a constituent of the thyroid hormones, in particular T3 (active form of thyroxine). 
  • Thyroxine is a key hormone affecting metabolic rate, thermoregulation and a wide range of processes within the body.
  • Iodine is found in trace amounts in most feedstuffs, but is highest in products from the sea (for example seaweed).

Metabolism

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Signs of deficiency

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Diagnosis of deficiency

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Supplementation

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Toxicity

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Suttle N (2010) Iodine. In: Mineral Nutrition of Livestock. 4th edn. Ed: Suttle N. CABI, Wallingford, Oxford pp 306-332.

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