07-10-2009, 03:36 PM
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I wouldn't be too concerned if I were to accidentally ingested some off my hand or if my kid got hold of a used tube (depends again on what drug it is). But you gotta figure, this stuff in concentrated for an 1100 pound animal. 1cc of injectable cattle ivermec doses 110 lb person. Pyrantel is very safe....in theory you could probably eat the whole tube and be fine.
Too much ivermec can cause neurological symptoms......in dogs it usually resolves over time, don't know about humans.
Panacur is relatively safe, but I don't know the safety range off hand.
Any others drug types I would need to research.
For the record, I would not recommend deworming with or eating paste wormer. The liquid wormer is a different story as you could, in theory, figure the appropriate dosage.
One of the vets I worked with periodically dewormed himself with liquid strongid (pyrantel) since you never know. The concentrated stuff we got is the same formula as the hospital uses (not the cheap OTC crap from the feed store that has been diluted) and it is usually doesd at 1cc per 5 lbs.
Panacur liquid is dosed at 5cc per 20 lbs.
The bottle you see in the jeffers catalog for cattle and horses is what we used for dogs and cats - and is what the vet was using on himself.
It has been awhile since I compared the drug labels (liquid vs paste) and I can't remember how comparable the concentrations are.