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
> Would this work any better than the topical cream?
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.