Toxicology In Small Animals 2

Case 1:
Previous healthy 3yo MN labrador develops progressive generalised muscle tremors 1hr after coming in from the garden. Presents 30 minutes later. Slug pellets in garden scavenged.
PE: recumbant, severe tremors, responsive. CV/resp unremarkable. T: 39.5 degrees C.
What is your plan?

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The contra indications for inducing emesis are:

Also need to think about…

We perform a gastric and colorectal levage under GA for GID. Important to intubate! Deposit activated charcoal both routes before recovery. What does activated charcoal do?

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We hadn’t heard of this one before. Vetstream have some good information about it here:
 http://www.vetstream.com/canis/Content/Freeform/frec60074 

http://twitter.com/Seh_Fid/status/464484636207640576

So we continue diazepam and add propofol CRI. Continue to monitor closely and consider adding phenobarbital.

Onto the next case: Chocolate.

The higher the cocoa content the more severe the signs – dose dependent. 70% dark cocoa worse than Dairy Milk!

Pyrethrins…

Ibuprofen toxicity…

Paracetamol…

Treatment?

http://twitter.com/Seh_Fid/status/464492554839662592

Anti-freeze…

http://twitter.com/Seh_Fid/status/464495458375991296

Thanks again to Shailen for hosting this weeks session. Great toxins revision!

Hope the revision is going well 5th years 🙂