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Re: Ivermectin and Herding Dogs

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Posted by melissa on August 26, 2001 at 13:30:24:

In Reply to: Re: Cydectin, Ivermectin and Dogs posted by Sherry on August 23, 2001 at 07:32:42:

Most of the AKC Herding Group dogs have high sensitivity to Ivometic-i.e IT KILLS THEM! Given that the background of herding dogs such as collies, borders, Aussies and cattle dogs is similar to many LGDs I would NEVER give them Ivomectin.

Fortunately I have not dealt with Sacpotic mange (but I have dealt with Demodex). I believe Goodwinol ointment is recommended topically for both and pine tar shampoo for the sarcoptic.

BTW I am a big skeptic when it comes to heartworm meds. The reason we are supposed to use a monthly heartworm tablet is to kill off an existing worms in the bloodstream that may have accumulated during the previous 30 days. A dose of Ivermectin shouldn't hurt a dog who has heartworm unless he is already very run down by the infection.

There is a really good article on natural heartworm prevention that I have started following. I'll post the site when I find it again.

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