I've searched through the ringworm threads and looked at the GL fungus page - here is some information that you might consider adding to the GL fungus page. Someone more knowledgable on this subject may have some useful info to add as well.
The oral treatments listed on the GL page include Program and ketoconazole. There is now a third - itraconazole - with the US brand name Sporonox and the UK brand name Itrafungol. For dogs and cats, itraconazole has shown fewer negative side effects than ketoconazole but is unfortunately more expensive.
For reference and more info:
Link to US site: http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_itraconazole.html
Link to UK site with dosing info: http://www.noahcompendium.co.uk/Janssen_Animal_Health/Itrafungol/-33899.html
I am currently treating my pig with Itrafungol - when the vet prescribed it she explained that it was a fairly new treatment (maybe just in the UK) that has been very successful in the treatment of ringworm.
Any other members out there with info or experience with this med?
I just updated her thread, we have been dealing with this for almost a year.
The thread is called "Any recommendations for a sick pig" if you are interested.
I found in a book somewhere that with dogs, sometimes it will affect their liver after having been on it for awhile, and if you cut the dose in 1/2 they do ok. So that is what I did and for now she seems to be doing ok, and is improving overall.
- Supporter in 2014
He responded well to it, he was given it becase he had hair loss and was itching and the course of Ivermectin wasn't really helping.
It is an expensive medicine, it was about £40 for the bottle, whereas Ivermectin costs me £10