Message Number: YG5406 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-11 23:35:00 UTC
Subject: Re: prescription drugs

Debi wrote:
> On the Biaxin/Amoxi protocol for Helicobacter:
> Sounds like an awful lot to me... am I doing something wrong?
> (Haven't administered this... someone asked me & I wanted to be
> sure before replying.)

Now I'm the one who is confused.

Aren't Biaxin & Amoxicillin both prescription drugs that supposed to
be dispensed by a licensed veterinarian after they examine an animal?
Shouldn't laypeople refrain from giving advice about drug dosages to
avoid practicing veterinary medicine without a license?

Recently, a person on this list had a ferret poisioned from the
advice given by a shelter operator regarding a cold medicine. The
ferret died. It seems like such a huge liability to be giving medical
advice unless you are a licensed vet.

Thanks for any insight.