Message Number: YG1460 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-19 17:43:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Using Program for ringworm in

More on Program.
Yes it can be used to treat ringworm infections.
There was a recent article in JAVMA about it.
At a higher dose than is used for flea control,
it inhibits the chitin in the cell wall of (the ringworm)
fungus. It is much easier than using daily tablets for
4-6 weeks. We have used it on some kittens, but not
for ferrets yet. Program does not prevent heartworms;
however, program is one of the ingredients of Sentinel.
Sentinel is Program and Interceptor combined.
Sentinel and Interceptor both are heartworm preventatives,
but Program is not. Program is not labeled for ear mites,
nor have I heard of it working on ear mites or skin mites.
Jerry Murray, DVM