Message Number: YG12303 | New FHL Archives Search
From: dr_bruce_williams
Date: 2002-04-06 00:01:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Flagyl given in the ear?

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "marypfra" <mmccarty@m...> wrote:
> I did read about the topical cream version of Flagyl and how it's
> supposed to be very effective since it's rubbed into their skin
> instead of taken orally.
> A friend of mine just got a prescription for the Flagyl cream and
> they are administering it into her ferret's ears (half a dose in
> ear).
> Would this work any better than the topical cream?
> Mary

Dear Mary:

No, it still will not achieve the levels in the lumen of the gut
which is needed to kill either the Helicobacter in the stomach or the
Giardia in the intestine - the two organisms it is most commonly used

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, dVM

Sometimes newer is not necessarily better.