Message Number: FHL13200 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2011-04-30 17:24:51 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] metronidazole benzoate (See Ferret Mailing List for more info.)
To: fhl <>

I don't know how many people here are read the FML
(Ferret Mailing List), but in today's FML Katherine
says that her vet has changed to metronidazole benzoate
which her ferrets find far more palatable, but which does
requiring different dosages.

I don't know anything about that version, personally,
so see today's FML:
Website with info and archives:
FML Moderator, Bill Gruber, to request membership:

Also see resources like:
(which also contains links)
(Scroll to the expert answer from a Dr. Z in the link above.)

VETS and PHARMACISTS, this has the decomposition rates for this drug depending on prep:
It is page 434 of the _Saunders Handbook of Veterinary Drugs_

Various things keep pointing to compounding pharmacies as being the usual way to get this variation in the U.S. , including the textbook and one compounding pharmacy's own page:
(I am NOT personally familiar with this particular compounding pharmacy, but if FHL members go to the FHL website (addy in my sig lines) and open the Files section there is a list of compounding pharmacies recommended by FHL members and kept by Moderator Pam Sessoms who also keeps the list of recommended ferret vets and the separate FHL archives with over 10 years of info which can be linked to from multiple places on the FHL homepage.)

Sukie (not a vet)

Recommended ferret health links:
all ferret topics:

"All hail the procrastinators for they shall rule the world tomorrow."
(2010, Steve Crandall)


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