Message Number: YG1458 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-19 17:26:00 UTC
Subject: Program was Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number 73

In a message dated 03/19/01 9:42:14 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< Hmm. Since Program (lufenuron) inhibits the production of chitin in larval
arthropods I don't see how it would work on a fungus like ringworm, but
then my experience with fungi ends at the kind you eat with pasta. I've
read that Program is effective in controlling heartworm, and can personally
attest that my guys' intermittent ear mite problems disappeared
permanently 3 years ago.

Vets? Does Program kill ringworm too?

A recent study done in Israel showed that indeed it does, as have my own
personal experience with treating ringworm with Program. Chitin is used in
the fungal life cycle and Program will of course inhibit that. As far as
heartworm, I have not heard that. Ear mites, I can see.

Dr. Ruth
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