Message Number: YG2763 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sonya Grable
Date: 2001-04-19 17:32:00 UTC
Subject: Websites to search for medication info

The info below was initially written in reply to Tonya's question but never
made it to the list. Although it's already been answered, I thought the
sites listed afterward might be of interest to some. Especially since other
questions regarding medications have been posted.

From: "Tonya" <phillip_tonya2000@y...>

>Can anyone tell me what Chloramphenicol is and what excatly it's for
>what it does. Thanks!!!

Chloramphenicol is used to treat proliferative bowel disease; mainly in male
ferrets. I believe that it's an antibiotic. Precautions should be taken when
handling the liquid because it is easily absorbed through the skin and can
cause toxicity and anemia in humans. That's why it can be difficult to find
sometimes. Listed below are sites where you can learn more about medications
and their uses. Some are companion animal specific, others are human

This one is primarily for cats and dogs but does have info about medications
also used in ferrets.

This one's for humans but can be useful since some of the same meds are also
used in ferrets.

Another one regarding human medications.

One more for humans.