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Old 06/24/10, 08:27 PM
 
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expird ivermectin injectable

Hey Everyone,

This may have been covered on here before, but i cant find it. Is expired ivermectin ok to use for worming? i got some from my dad that expired feb 09. thanks

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Old 06/24/10, 08:40 PM
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I would use it.

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Old 06/25/10, 12:28 AM
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I was told by a vet that an expiration date just tells you when the item starts getting weaker. Thus, stands to reason you could use it and just give a little more than recommended.

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Old 06/25/10, 05:47 AM
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Yeah, I'd use it. Not to say I'm right, either, but I was told (by a vet) that the expiration date is a "cover their rear ends date"! The Pharmaceutical company puts a date on there well in advance of when the drug will *actually* start to lose effectiveness. [to cover their rears in case someone uses it on the very last day of it's time and then sues them for it not working up to standard!].

If it has been handled properly (no extreme heat, no proplonged direct sunlight) the way ALL drugs should be handled, I would use it at regular strength; no prob!

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Old 06/25/10, 06:55 AM
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It does not go bad. The government requires an expiration date and it is not allowed to be in a vets office or on the shelf if it is expired. I get free stuff from the vet because of expiration dates and I have gotten discounts at TSC from the date being to close.

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Old 06/25/10, 08:10 AM
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I'd use it...regular dosage. If it was like 07 I would probably toss it. But just a year..I'd use it.

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Old 06/26/10, 05:57 AM
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I would use it also.

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Old 06/26/10, 09:14 AM
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My vet told me that two years out of date is fine, anything over that, throw away.

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Old 06/26/10, 12:38 PM
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Use it. In two weeks do a fecal.

Use what is left next worming; fecal and continue this routine until the Iver is gone.

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