This handbook will help veterinary clinicians and their staff to manage cases of poisoning in dogs and cats. It will also help answer enquiries about potential poisonings received from concerned pet owners. The content has been compiled from over 15 000 past cases referred to the Veterinary Poisons Information Service - a 24-hour information service for veterinary surgeons. The VPIS experience is compared and contrasted with case data and reports from the literature to provide a comprehensive overview of both toxicity and management for the agents included.
Each agent, or group of agents, has a separate chapter covering its effects in either the cat or the dog. In some cases the species information is combined where the clinical effects and management are identical. The chapters provide all the information necessary for the immediate management of a particular poisoning case. This includes doses at which clinical intervention is advisable and dosing regimens and indications for any drug therapy required. Thus the user will be able to access quickly all the information needed for an emergency situation without having to refer to other sources.
Table of contents
Introduction; Gastric decontamination; Laboratory sampling and analysis and sending samples by post; Benzalkonium chloride (Cats); Dichlorophen (Cats); Ethylene Glycol (Cats); Ivermectin (Cats); Paracetamol (Cats); Piperazine (Cats); Pyrethrins and pyrethroids (Cats); Benzodiazepines (Cats and Dogs); Petroleum distillates / White spirit / Kerosene (Cats and Dogs); Poinsettia / Euphorbia pulcherrima (Cats and Dogs); Silica gel (Cats and Dogs); Thermometers (Cats and Dogs); Allopurinol (Dogs); Alphachloralose (Dogs); Anticoagulant rodenticides (Dogs); Baclofen (Dogs); Batteries (Dogs); Blue-green algae / Cyanobacteria (Dogs); Borax (Dogs); Calciferol / Vitamin D2 and Cholecalciferol / Vitamin D3 (Dogs); Cannabis / Marihuana / Hashish (Dogs); Carbamate insecticides (Dogs); Chocolate / Theobromine (Dogs); Corticosteroids (Dogs); Cotoneaster species (Dogs); Cyanoacrylate adhesives (Dogs); Daffodil (Dogs); Diclofenac sodium (Dogs); Dieffenbachia (Dogs); Ethylene glycol (Dogs); Fertilisers (Dogs); Glyphosate (Dogs); Holly / Ilex aquifolium (Dogs); Honeysuckle / Lonicera species (Dogs); Horse chestnut / Aesculus hippocastanum (Dogs); Hymenoptera (Dogs); Ibuprofen (Dogs); Indomethacin (Dogs); Iron and iron salts (Dogs); Ivermectin (Dogs); Laburnum species (Dogs); Loperamide (Dogs); Metaldehyde (Dogs); Methiocarb (Dogs); Mistletoe / Viscum album (Dogs); Naproxen (Dogs); Organophosphate insecticdes (Dogs); Paracetamol (Dogs); Paraquat (Dogs); Phenolphthalein (Dogs); Phenoxy acid herbicides (Dogs); Plastic explosive compounds (Dogs); Pyracantha (Dogs); Pyrethrins and pyrethroids (Dogs); Rhododendron and related plant species (Dogs); Rowan / Sorbus aucuparia (Dogs); Salbutamol (Dogs); Salt / sodium chloride (Dogs); Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor antidepressants (Dogs); Sex hormones (Dogs); Terfenadine (Dogs); Tricyclic antidepressants (Dogs); Vipera berus berus / European adder (Dogs); Yew / Taxus baccata and related plant species (Dogs).
"This is the most useful book on poisoning in dogs and cats that I have read and it should be in every veterinary practice library".
* detailed entries on the most common and most serious toxicants: covers pharmaceuticals as well as other chemicals, plants etc
* information compiled from the Veterinary Poisons Information Service database
* easily accessible listings
* a quick reference to detecting poisons and treating the sick animal