Equine Repro: I said: "I've had other race horses react badly to it as well, but not to the extent this one horse did, who was highly allergic."
So, no. I am not foolish enough to base a decision on one horse. You quoted and read this^ then asked me that question. Don't forget that every time a drug company comes out with a product, the FIRST place they promote it at is at Universities, and Hospitals. If they can get the Equine (in this instance) Community to stop using the older cheaper drugs and START using their "NEW AND MORE EXPENSIVE" drug, then they make sales and a profit. Vets are now so blind to the older cheaper solutions that new vets don't even know what half of the older drugs are for and "poo-poo' the use of them. Why? Because they didn't use them while in school and were told by the drug companies that the new product was 'better'. That's just the facts of how the drug companies operate. It does NOT mean that the old standby drug is 'NOT as good", like they will tell you; it means they will find a way to 'prove' that their newer, more expensive drug is 'better' to convince you to use it so they can make some big bucks.
For centuries idoine was used and horses were just fine. Now, it's no good; why? Because that's what the drug companies need you to believe so you'll buy their product. That's my opinion. And once you have seen a horse have a really bad reaction to chlorohexadine, you will step back and think about using it on youg horses as well. I've also seen a few idoine reactions........those reactions were NOTHING compared to the chlorhexidine reactions. But, if you've never seen it yet, then you think it's not anything to worry about. That's ok too. I'm just putting it out there so people can decide for THEMSELVES and not just blindly follow the crowd without being fully aware of the hazards of this drug.