Ivermectin Toxicosis in Dogs

Adesola Odunayo, DVM, MS, DACVECC University of Tennessee
Marie E. Kerl, DVM, MPH, DACVECC & DACVIM (Small Animal) University of Missouri–Columbia

When ivermectin, a macrocytic lactone, is present in sufficiently high concentrations, it can cause neurologic signs in dogs. Most cases of ivermectin toxicosis result from owners or veterinarians administering ivermectin-containing products. There are several methods for diagnosing and treating Ivermectin toxicosis. Prognosis is usually good when appropriate protocol is followed.

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