Message Number: YG7193 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-09-10 22:04:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Revolution

Cecilia McNamara wrote:

> Why would Revolution be dangerous for ferrets? What is this about heart worm? I thought heart worm could kill ferrets too.

The Revolution itself isn't dangerous, but the info says that it kills
heartworms. If your ferret has even a couple of heartworms it is in
serious danger. The heartworm is so large in relation to a ferrets
circulatory system that killing it can cause the ferret to throw
thrombosis resulting in death. The treatment for heartworm in ferrets is
a long 3 month period of treatment with prednesone and restricting play
and exercise after the worms are killed with caparsolate. Even so, it is
only about 70% effective.

If you give your ferret the CITE test and it says there are no
heartworms, then it is safe to give things like Revolution or ivermectin
for heartworm prevention.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if your TV gets 512 channels, but you go outside to pee.