expird ivermectin injectable

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  1. Melbertsch

    Melbertsch Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  2. Alice In TX/MO

    Alice In TX/MO More dharma, less drama. Supporter

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  3. motdaugrnds

    motdaugrnds II Corinthians 5:7

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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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    jill.costello Well-Known Member

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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!
     
  5. Tallabred

    Tallabred Cathy Supporter

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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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    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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    ozark_jewels Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My vet told me that two years out of date is fine, anything over that, throw away.
     
  9. LaManchaPaul

    LaManchaPaul Well-Known Member

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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.