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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2011-10-20 18:48:53 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] slow release melatonin

On Oct 20, 2011, at 1:20 PM, Shay wrote:

> So the bottle i have says "Melatonin 1MG Liquid" then on the back it says to take "4ML".. So is the 1mg in 4ml or is it 1mg per 1ml.. It doesnt specify..

Contact the manufacturer and ask the concentration if the bottle does not say something in the units
which is mg per ml

>From what you wrote it looks like PERHAPS there is a quarter of an mg (0.25 mg) in each ml since it says to take 4 ml as the standard dose but it calls itself 1 mg liquid. In that case you would have to give the ferret one heck of a lot of liquid. That wording is so very unclear, though, that it is not logical to assume that is really what they mean.

ml is the liquid volume and says NOTHING about how much medication is present in each unit of volume.

mg is the weight of the medication present.

It's like having a cup of chicken soup. The cup is the volume, but you could have it as broth in which case the weight of chicken in there would be tiny (only a low concentration), or you could have it as a dense soup with a lot of chicken in there in which case the weight of the chicken would be much greater.

Sukie (not a vet)

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