The Australian Poisons Standard mentions:

NICOTINE (is allowed) in preparations containing 3 per cent or less of nicotine when labelled and packed for the treatment of animals.

What medications or treatments for animals would include nicotine?

I'm interested in both general treatments (e.g. a wash to get rid of lice) as well as specific products (past or present).

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Websearch indicates that currently nicotine is considered too toxic for use and has "no significant use in veterinary practice", but related compounds (nicotinoids) have been used against parasites. (Ref: Handbook of Veterinary Pharmacology, 2013 edition, and the Parisitipedia website)

(Thanks foxd for pointing a typographic error.)


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