Herbie has gotten 1cc of Ivermectin a few times - per Dr Quesenberry (sp).
As far as being over-charged - I figured I was - but since I wasn´t sure what kind to buy and didn´t want to get into mixing carrier oils, etc. it was easier to just have the vet order what they used. Now that I have the box, I´m sure if I ever need it again I can order it on-line. But this bottle will last a long long time........
This is the stuff - and this is what confuses me - am I supposed to mix this down?
So rather than take a chance on hurting my Herbie I was hoping that either you or someone could clarify the info on the site.
The vet that WAS treating Herbie moved the the Animal Hospital from hell - and calling there will get me nowhere. The vet who is now taking her place couldn´t read her notes for anything.
Mixing with a carrier oil makes it easier and more precise to measure when you are dosing at 0.2mg/kg.
Maybe you need to get a good reference book.
Just out of curiosity, are you in New York? I have an appointment with Dr. Quesenberry for Monday that I´m planning to cancel, because I just bought a tube of Zimecterin at a local feed store for $15.95. I actually bring my pigs to see Dr. Hess usually, but she is unavailable this Monday.
My main reason for trying to avoid the vet altogether this time around is because I don´t have to give them $85 or more for them to tell me that "she probably has mites, I will do lab tests for X amount of dollars more to find out for sure, and you should give her this $103 bottle of ivermectin in the meantime just in case."
As per Pinta´s advice regarding the discussion we had last week, I´m seriously considering finding a cheaper vet, despite the fact that I have a huge amount of trust for the knowledge and expertise of the (extremely expensive) vets I´ve been using.
Good luck. Be sure you calculate the dose carefully.
After I clicked submit, I got some error message saying that it didn´t work right. I don´t specifically remember anything it said, but it was all black text on a white screen with no background colors.
The only reason why I was able to re-submit my post so quickly is because I make a habit of copying the entire text of my post before I submit it. In case something like this happens, I don´t have to type it all over again. And at CG and CavyMadness, I always get signed out automatically after a short time, so when I write long posts, I get that stupid "you are not signed in as a registered user" message.
Regarding Dr. Quesenberry and Dr. Hess, I don´t want anyone to get a bad impression from my previous post. I would recommend them HIGHLY for anyone in the New York area. Dr. Hess has been wonderful both in person and on the phone treating my pigs. And from everything I hear, it seems Dr. Quesenberry has even more experience in the field. Just be prepared to open your wallet.