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From: "Roger Vaughn"
Date: 2003-08-14 00:45:18 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Revolution
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Pfizer can't comment because of liability concerns. They have not
tested Revolution on ferrets (at least not thoroughly enough to
publish), so they can't make recommendations without opening
themselves up to potential lawsuits.

As it happens, a number of owners including myself do use it, and I
even use it the way you describe. Dr. Murray has discussed it on here
before, but I'll let him speak for himself.

The big problem with it is tracking down a reliable dosage figure.
Recommendations (unofficial, of course) range from half of a kitten
dose to a whole kitten dose. My vet and I settled on the whole kitten
dose - 15 mg. Out of the 40-85lb dog tubes I use (2ml, 120mg/ml),
this works out to 0.125 ml. (Twice the concentration, so half the
amount of the kitten tube - and less than a tenth of the cost.) At
this dosage you should get 16 doses from a single large dog tube, but
I end up getting only 12-13 due to loses in syringing the tube over
and over.

I actually treat nine ferrets and one cat per tube this way...and then
have to add in a cat tube for my other cat.

Discuss this with your vet though. I'm not a vet and I cannot make
recommendations. I am merely sharing my experience.

By the way, we cleared up an apparent case of scabies in one of our
ferrets with the stuff, and haven't seen an ear mite since we started
using it.

roger & the wolverine wannabees
missing bear and lancelot

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