[LMB] OT: Ivermectin (was: Comercials

Joel Polowin jpolowin at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 11 16:39:19 BST 2021


Matija Grabnar <lmb at matija.com> wrote:
> (and quibble: it's horse de-wormer, not wormer)

Actually, both terms are used for the same thing, somewhat like
"flammable" and "inflammable".

But for those objecting to the term "horse medicine" (et al.) as being
political... while there is some loading to the term, many of the idiots
who are taking it on the basis of -- let's call it "poor advice" --
are taking literal horse medicine, versions that are distributed for
veterinary purposes, because it's relatively available without having
to deal with a doctor as gatekeeper.  Some aren't even adjusting the
dosages properly, based on the differences between the larger animals
and humans, and are getting quite ill as a result.

Joel


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