For the past 2 years, there’s been a lot of talk about this pharmaceutical substance called Ivermectin and how it allegedly aids in dealing with Covid-19 symptoms. Ivermectin is not “new to market” so why has it gained so much hype lately? This is because of its antiparasitic properties in treating humans as well as animals. Studies across the globe, such as the ones conducted right here in Canada, at Mountain Valley MD, are getting to the bottom of its use-case in the treatment of Covid-19 as well!
“not the first pharmaceutical to cross the boundaries between animal husbandry and human treatments”
Controversies lie in the fact that Ivermectin has been used by vets to prevent and/or treat animals with similar ailments or parasites. In fact, there is no shortage of memes on social media referencing Ivermectin as a horse drug. It is not the first pharmaceutical to cross the boundaries between animal husbandry and human treatments, and it certainly won’t be the last. Think about how many of you have pets like cats or dogs, who’s vets may have prescribed Benadryl, Dramamine or Gravol for example, in appropriately sized dosage, of course. Ivermectin is no different. And studies are showing promising results!