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The dose of the horse paste is really sensitive. Try imagine taking a drug dose for a 1000 lb horse and cutting down to an appropriate dose for a 50 pound dog. There are so many dose levels told by non-medical people that when I ran Dogs Forum on Compuserve we banned the discussion. About half the time people were getting Tsp and Tblsp confused and when they were tring to convert metric doses into these it was even worse.
 

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The dose of the horse paste is really sensitive. Try imagine taking a drug dose for a 1000 lb horse and cutting down to an appropriate dose for a 50 pound dog.
Exactly, the manufacture and amount of mixing is made for the entire dose to be give to the 1000 pound horse. People use it and they think it works until it doesn’t and their dog gets heartworm. I prefer giving the 1% liquid with an insulin (1cc) syringe and have done so for over 30 years with no problems using a formula devised by a veterinarian.
 

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The obvious erroneous conclusion is that the amount of Ivermectin is uniformly distributed in the carrier (paste) which it is not. The same is true for halving pills, one half a pill does not equal 1/2 the amount of the active ingredient. Solutions are different with the active ingredient more or less uniformly distributed.
 
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