Toxicology

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Illuminating the Toxicity of Fireworks

It is Fourth of July weekend, and you are prepared for the many unscheduled appointments, from patients with gastroenteritis due to downing hot dogs to those suffering from noise phobia. However, the patients you end up seeing are neither fearful nor full of food. In the exam room, Mrs. Smith explains that her dog ate firecrackers. A technician takes a phone call and reports that Mr. Jones is coming in—his dog ingested sparklers. Then the whole Doe family arrives with their dog: while walking by the river this morning, Fido chewed on remains of the municipal fireworks.

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ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center – An Interview with Tina Wismer

In this issue, we had a chance to talk to the Medical Director of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC), Tina Wismer, DVM, Diplomate ABVT & ABT. She is not only responsible for overseeing medical recommendations made by the veterinary staff, but is also highly involved in lecturing, making media appearances, and writing, as …

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Coagulopathies in Veterinary Patients: When Is It Rat Poison?

Debra Liu, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC, and Lesley G. King, MVB, Diplomate ACVECC & ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) In 2015, d-CON will comply with EPA mandates regarding anticoagulant rodenticides for household use. Learn the ins and outs of coagulopathies through a case study presented by Dr. Liu including diagnostics, primary and secondary hemostatic defects, and …

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Therapeutic Updates in Veterinary Toxicology

Justine A. Lee, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC & ABT Dr. Lee presents recent updates to therapeutic approaches for treating poisoned pets, including use of correct emetic agents, indications for gastric lavage, monitoring for hypernatremia, and the role of intravenous lipid emulsion. A number of new or improved therapeutic approaches are being applied in the field of …

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Top Ten: Toxicoses in Dogs & Cats

Tina Wismer, DVM, Diplomate ABVT & ABT In honor of Poison Prevention Week, Dr. Wismer of the ASPCA’s Poison Control Center reviews information gathered from over 180,000 cases to name the “top ten” types of poisonings in 2012. March 17 through 23, 2013, is designated as Poison Prevention Week by the Poison Prevention Week Council …

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