Although shown to be effective in off-label use against Dirofilaria immitis and other filariids, bot flies (Cuterebra spp and Cochliomyia spp), fleas and lice, ivermectin has poor efficacy against some dermal mites such as Demodex spp. Some reports shown efficacy against Sarcoptes spp.
The recommended dose for injectable ivermectin is 0.1cc/kg SQ stat, or once weekly for ectoparasites.
Oral dose is 24 µg/kg once monthly.
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