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Old 2021-09-21, 19:16   #1467
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Already FDA approved for human use as an antiparasitic, and supposedly there's already considerable stock of it around too.
Considerable stock, eh? Judging by what's happened with Plaquenil, that will change. People already prescribed Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for lupus or rheumatoid arthritis are finding it difficult to impossible to get refills.
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And gee, what a surprise! From the Washington Post: Horse owners can't find ivermectin as Americans flock to unproven coronavirus cure
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Equine ivermectin comes in small tubes and syringes and helps eliminate "many types of worms," often for less than $10. And lately it's been hard to find.
Amid the recent clamor for the deworming agent — commonly used on horses, livestock and sometimes dogs and cats — as an unproven covid-19 treatment for humans, people who need to treat their horses with the substance have been faced with empty shelves and the fear that they could be mistaken for the people who are using the drug on themselves.

A syringe of ivermectin paste sold online by QC Supply, a Nebraska-based livestock supply distributor, works on pinworms, hairworms, largemouth stomach worms and more. Each syringe can treat a horse weighing up to 1,250 pounds. But the dewormer is out of stock.
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"There was an immediate frustration expressed by retailers who felt it was necessary to re-shelve ivermectin labeled products behind counters or locked in cases," said Cliff Williamson, director of health and regulatory affairs at the American Horse Council. "Shoppers now go through extra steps to obtain equine medication."

In Las Vegas, V&V Tack and Feed enacted a new requirement for customers trying to buy ivermectin, according to local media reports. The store posted a sign that the drug would be sold only to horse owners. "MUST SHOW A PIC OF YOU AND YOUR HORSE," the sign read.
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A supply store in Plant City, Fla., took its ivermectin off shelves, hiding it "until legitimate customers come in," the owner of G5 Feed and Outdoor told Fox 13.

Williamson said that there were concerns from consumers that "supply will be impacted as the seasons change and most operations need access to a large quantity of dewormer products."

Many horse owners use ivermectin "after the first hard freeze to help with bot fly eggs," said horse owner Cindy Greely. She said that in northern Wisconsin, the price of ivermectin "has more than doubled, and it can be hard to find."

She said she has seen stores limiting the amount of ivermectin customers can purchase, or being completely out.
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Plenty of other stories to the same effect are easy to find online.

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