The Not For Collies Drug List
Be aware of anything with “ictin” on the end. NOTE: the MDR1 test is simple and not too expensive but is vital to your herding dog’s health and life.
- Abamectin Antiparasitic Agent
- Acepromazine Tranqualizers
- Butorphanol Tartrate (Torbutrol, Torbugesic) Pain Control
- Cyclosporin Immunosuppressive agent
- Cyclosporin A Immunosuppressive agent
- dexamethasone, Steroids
- Digoxin Heart drug
- Domperidon Gastrointestinal Agents
- Doxorubicin Chemo drug
- Erythromycin Antibiotic
- Grepafloxacin Antibiotics
- Hydrocortisone Steriods
- Immodium Loperamide
- Ivermectin Antiparasitic Agent
- Kaopectate (some formulas)
- Loperamide (e.g. Immodium AD) Gastrointestinal Agents
- Macrocyclic Lactones Anti-helminthic pharameuticals that are P-glycoprotein substrates include the family of compounds
- Milbemycin Oxime Antiparasitic Agent
- Moxidectin Antiparasitic Agent
- Oxorubicin Anticancer agents
- PeptoBismol (some formulas)
- Pro Heart6
- Selamectin Antiparasitic Agent
- Substrates for P-glycoprotien
- Tacrolimus Immunosuppressants
- Vinblastine Chemo drug
- Vinca Alkaloids Anticancer agents
- Vincristine Chemo drug
- *Drugs that are P-glycoprotein substrates can build up dangerous levels in the brains of genetically sensitive Collies
We learned that the “not for collie drug list” applies to a large percentage of herding breeds and a test can be given to test for the gene that some of these dogs are missing which keeps the drugs out of the brain.
The reason I tell you this, is that not all veterinarians are up to date on this, and we need to educate ourselves and them.
Please pass it to all collie and herding group people.
I encourage you to do the research and have the list put in their pet’s medical chart. Give it to your veterinarians.
This list may not be inclusive as new drugs are coming out all the time.