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good afternoon dana madam,
sorry to bother you again,i just want to ask can i give dewormer medicine to spencer while he is already on anitbiotic,antialegesic and questran.
i talked to my vet he told me to give spencer 1/3 bandystar bolus (PRAZIQUANTEL 50mg + IVERMECTIN 2mg ) once in every 15 days.cause its hard to find panacur here.
i find panacur solution thou and i m also looking for a medicine named fandikind plus bolus(FENBENDAZOLE 3gm + IVERMECTIN 100mg ).
should i give him de-wormer with all the other meds or wait for some time.
thanking you,
devendra and spencer.

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Dear Devendra

Was the white string positively identified as a worm?  If so, then I would try to give him the fandikind plus, which has two compounds that are used against nematodes.  (praziquantel is generally given to kill tapeworms, not roundworms; I don't know if Spencer has those, but a fecal flotation exam should reveal any parasites he has).

The fenbendazole/ivermectin can be given with the other medications.  But, as before, be sure to give it at least an hour or more before you give the Questran.  Otherwise, the Questran may absorb the de-wormer, rendering it useless.


Hope this helps.

Dana

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Dana Krempels, Ph.D.

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I've lived with companion rabbits for more than 35 years, and consider them members of my family. I can answer any questions about the biology and health of rabbits, from the commonplace to the unusual. But please note:

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I have been rescuing and rehabilitating domestic and wild rabbits for about 30 years. I have written articles for many rabbit rescue publications, as well as for the veterinary journal, Exotic DVM. I own EtherBun, the internet's largest listserve dedicated to health, care, and behavior of domestic rabbits.

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Houserabbit Adoption, Rescue, and Education, Inc. (H.A.R.E., Inc.) president National House Rabbit Society (Board member)

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Ph.D - Biology
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Lightspan Academic Excellence Award for web site on rabbit health and biology
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