Message Number: YG3647 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-05-16 19:49:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Okay to have Ivermectin shot the day before Rabies &
Distemper Booster?

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Bonnie" <nigel.banks@s...> wrote:
> We adopted 3 fuzzies about a month ago. Roxie has developed a list
> to the left and tends to run in circles (again to the left). Took
> her into our regular vet to check for ear infection. Dx is major
> mite problem. She had her first shot of ivermectin last night.
> is dropping by Friday to give ivermectin to other 5 ferrets and 2
> cats.
> George (one of the other new ferrets) is scheduled to have his
> and Distemper boosters on Saturday (by a different vet who uses
> Galaxy). My question is, will the ivermectin affect him having
> boosters? Should we put off having the boosters done? If so, how
> long?
> Many thanks in advance.

There actually should be no problem with the vaccination and the
ivermectin - if you see a reaction, it probably would have happened

Another possibility for the head tilt is an inner ear infection
(which can be a sequela to a really severe mite infection).

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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