08 Small Animal Poisons

Thu, 5 Dec 2013

Author: Shailen Jasani

Duration: 55:18

There are many potential ways in which dogs and cats can poison themselves! In this latest podcast we discuss some of the more well known 'classic' poisons such as chocolate, ethylene glycol (antifreeze) and anticoagulant rodenticides, as well as some more recently identified ones such as grapes/raisins/currants/sultanas and xylitol in dogs. We also chat about neuromuscular toxins such as metaldehyde and permethrins,. One of the key things we stress is the difference between dose-dependent and non dose-dependent (idiosyncratic) poisoning. The podcast features Dom Barfield, Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care at the QMHA.

Find out more about CPD from the RVC featuring Dom here.

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