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Old 10-27-2010, 04:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is Cattle and Swine Ivermectin dangerous for the German Shepherd Breed?
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why do you ask? Has your dog seen a vet?
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I give Ivomec(injectable)1% orally to my dogs once a month and know others that do as well with no problems. if you are concerned about the merle gene, GSD's don't carry it.
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We have a black and tan GSD on this board that is an mdr1 mutant, so it is possible for GSDs to be very sensitive to ivermectin. It known to occur in white GSDs moreso.
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one of my vets gave our puppy ivermectin shots 2 ten days apart to treat ? mange? he did not say but the 2nd vet i took dex to said that was what other vet was doing........dex was about 4 mos old at the time- he is now 5 mos old and still battleing a rash- about to see a holistic doctor as soon as she can see him
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Is this the same as giving your dog Interceptor?
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Is this the same as giving your dog Interceptor?
Yes. I'm now giving Frag ivomec as well.

And GSDs do carry the mutant gene. Most herding dogs have the propensity to.
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Interceptor does not contain ivermectin - different drugs.

However, dogs with the mutant gene are also susceptible to the active ingredient in Interceptor. I give interceptor at 1/5 the U.S. Dose, which is called the Safeheart dose, and only effective for HW and not the other parasites.

Back to the OP, my understanding when using the liquid, is that you have to be *very* careful about dosing.
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Interceptor does not contain ivermectin - different drugs.

However, dogs with the mutant gene are also susceptible to the active ingredient in Interceptor. I give interceptor at 1/5 the U.S. Dose, which is called the Safeheart dose, and only effective for HW and not the other parasites.

Back to the OP, my understanding when using the liquid, is that you have to be *very* careful about dosing.

Meh. You'd have to overdose by a LOT to cause any issues. I've treated dogs for mange at work with ivermectin at 3-5x their weight dosage everyday for months with no ill effects.
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Meh. You'd have to overdose by a LOT to cause any issues. I've treated dogs for mange at work with ivermectin at 3-5x their weight dosage everyday for months with no ill effects.
It sounds like you have been very lucky not to have treated a mutant-mutant. If so, you would know it, and that type of dosing would clearly kill them.

I have a feeling though that the OP just wants to use the liquid version for monthly HW treatment (preventative) to go the cheaper route.
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