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Ferrets

Vitamin C

Synonym(s): Ascorbic acid, L-ascorbic acid, Vita-C, Dull-C, Redoxon

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, David Perpinan

Introduction

Name

  • Vitamin C.

Class of drug

  • Vitamin.

Description

Chemical name

  • (5R)-5-[(1S)-1,2-Dihydroxyethyl]-3,4-dihydroxy-2(5H)-furanon.

Molecular formula

  • C6H8O6.

Molecular weight

  • 176.12.

Physical properties

  • White to slightly yellow crystal or powder.
  • Freely soluble in water and sparingly soluble in alcohol.

Storage requirements

  • Protect from air and light.
  • Store vials and multi-dose vials in the refrigerator and open while still cold.
  • Vitamin C slowly darkens upon light exposure. Slight discoloration does not affect potency.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Plumb D (2015) Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook. 8th edn. Wiley-Blackwell. pp 1296.
  • Fox J G & Marini R P (2014) Eds Biology and Diseases of the Ferret. 3rd edn. Wiley Blackwell, USA. pp 835.
  • Mayer J & Donnelly T M (2013) Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Birds and Exotic Pets. Elsevier, USA. pp 752.

Organisation(s)

  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.

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