Message Number: YG2625 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-04-17 06:36:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Carafate

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., lchez1965@y... wrote:
> I am going to talk to my vet about putting one of my ferrets on
> carafate for a suspected ulcer. He is about 3 1/2 pounds. What is
> the normal dosage for this?
> Thanks

Carafate given at 75mg/kg 10 minutes before meals is an appropriate
dsage for ferrets. As Carafate is simply a patch for an ulcer (but a
very effective one) it is best given right before meals, when the
acid secretion is at its highest.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, DVM, DACVP
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