Message Number: YG6905 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-09-02 11:07:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Vaccinations

katharine wrote:

> I have had several with reactions but they have
> all been mild, thank God. I pre-medicate with
> Benadryl right before we leave home (1 ml) and I
> hang around for a while afterward. I have had to

Just a thought, but 1 ml is a volume measurement and tells you nothing
about how much medicine was actually given unless it is accompanied by
the mg/ml of the solution. The diphenhydramine bottle I bought has 12.5
mg per teaspoon. A teaspoon is 5 ml so 1 ml is .2 x 12.5 mg = 2.5 mg.
Dr. Purcell says 0.5 to 2.0 mg per kg so that is a good stiff dose if
yours is the same strength.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

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