Veterinary Pharmacy Archaeology

Jim Johnson   June 11, 2012   Comments Off on Veterinary Pharmacy Archaeology

We were digging around in the attic one day – remember, our building is over 60 years old – and came across these items. (You probably can’t read the labels in this image; click it for a full-size version.)

Veterinary Drugs from the 1940s.. we think

I always get a chuckle out of these, especially the jar on the left, labeled “Universal Antidote.” I’ve asked my reps why we can’t get this anymore, and they just shake their heads. It’s nothing but ground charcoal!

When people talk about old-school veterinary medicine, this is what they are talking about: give Fluffy some powdered charcoal, let him upchuck, and hope that he gets better.

Veterinary medicine has come a long way since then… :’)