From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-03-12 14:24:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Revolution: (Was Re: Acarexx for
> Ok, ok - not you've got our attention. Give with the anecdotes. If
> it works, selamectin would be a godsend, as it supposedly works
> against fleas, heartworms, and earmites, (also ticks and sarcoptes
> mites, which ferrets rarely get.)
> I WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE ON THE LIST WHO IS OR HAS
> USED THIS PRODUCT. Have you had any problems, and has it been
> efficiacious? (This is what lists are for!)
I've had 3 clients use this to treat ear mites in their cats, and
we consistently found ear mites for 2 months in one case, 3 months in
the others (before I left that practice) even with proper application
of Revolution. Also, there was an FML post a while back describing
ferret deaths attributed to Revolution. I took those with the usual
grain of salt, but think twice about using it on my patients.
Truthfully, I did use it in my own ferrets for ear mites, but
resorted to direct ivermectin therapy the next month when the mites
persisted. After 2 treatments, the mites were gone.
Hope this answers your need for info, my current employer does not
stock Revolution, so I haven't used it recently.
Karen Purcell DVM
Author of Essentials of Ferrets: A Guide for Practitioners