Tamodine Wound or Tamodine-E
Q. We use Tamodine Wound for treatment of shell rot and other bacterial infections on turtles and tortoises. I’ve recently noticed Tamodine-E, what is the difference? Is it the same consistency / strength solution or is it a totally different mix?
A. These are very different formulations for totally different purposes. Tamodine is a tamed iodine wound dressing specially made safe to apply to skin. Tamodine–E is a disinfectant for the environment, it is useful for viral and mould problems in the environment and is stained brown so that you can visually see you have covered the area needed. Tamodine-E is acidic and can't be used as a treatment.