Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Ivermectin

Contributor(s): Stephen Barr

Introduction

Name

  • Ivermectin.

Description

Physical properties

  • Sterile non-aqueous solution.
  • Yellow aqueous solution.

Storage requirements

  • <25°C.
  • Protect from direct light.

Uses

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Indications

  • Management of ectoparasitic and endoparasitic infestations in cats, dogs, reptiles and small mammals.
  • Ivermectin is not effective for microfilariae clearance; therefore, can be given safely to microfilaria positive dogs Canine cardiopulmonary dirofilariasis.

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Hopper K, Aldrich J & Haskins S C (2002)Ivermectin toxicity in 17 collies.JVIM16(1), 89-94.

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant B (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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