Message Number: YG1912 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-03-31 14:52:00 UTC
Subject: Re: liquid heartworm med expire? 2nd post

If your vet mixed ivermectin into propylene glycol for your heartworm
preventative, and it's in a dark bottle, it has a two-year shelf life.

I don't know if that's what you have, but it is likely.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Susan D." <ferretsarecool@h...>
> Hi,
> I just read Dr. Williams' post about asking again if we get no
answer. My
> question is NOT an emergency nor urgent. I know there have been
many more
> important issues to discuss lately, so I'm just asking again. : )
> I have a bottle of liquid heartworm that I got in March of 2000. I
> have some left. Does anyone know if it will still be effective or
if it
> expires after a certain amount of time? It's in a dark bottle, so
has not
> been exposed to light or extreme temps. (If knowing the name of the
> helps in any way, I don't have it. The name of the medicine is not
on the
> label. Just my vet's office label.)
> I will be going to the vet in a few weeks for shots, but if this
med is
> still good, I wanted to treat the ferrets (and cats) for the month
of April
> since it's warming up and we've been taking them outdoors.
> Thank you, and no hurry!
> Susan D. in KY
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