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Accidental suppression of the accumulation of radioiodide by the thyroids of Japanese quail exposed to an iodinated disinfectant.

Authors
  • Robinson, G A
  • Elliott, N C
  • Floto, F
  • Downie, S E
  • Wasnidge, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Poultry science
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1977
Volume
56
Issue
1
Pages
348–350
Identifiers
PMID: 605014
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The walls and floor of a room housing a Japanese quail colony were treated with a commercial disinfectant containing iodine complexed to organic molecules. The room was washed vigorously with hot water using a pressure hose, a procedure discouraged by instructions on the shipping container. A condensate, tinged yellow-brown presumably by elemental iodine, settled on the walls, ceiling and quail pens. Accumulations of tracer doses of iodide-125 or iodide-131 by the thyroid glands of these birds were approximately one-seventh (6-hour uptake) to one-thirtieth (18-hour uptake) as great as for control birds from non-disinfected areas.

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