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Toxicology

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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 12, 2007
Dr. Washabau describes how to handle this toxicosis in dogs.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2007
Metformin is an antihyperglycemic prescription medication labeled for the treatment of noninsulin-dependent (type 2) diabetes mellitus in people. Metformin belongs to the biguanide group of oral antidiabetic agents and is the only biguanide currently available in the United States.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Urbana, Ill. — Human medications were responsible for the most cases of pet poisoning in 2006, according to a new report from the American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2007
Two substances, aminopterin and melamine, have been identified in some of the tested samples of the recalled pet foods manufactured by Menu Foods (www.menufoods.com). How these substances entered the pet food chain hasn't been determined. Investigators also don't know whether these substances are the sole cause of the illness associated with ingestion of the recalled food; other as yet unknown factors are likely to be involved.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 01, 2007
In suspected cases of toxicosis, reduce errors and receive more meaningful results by spending more time up-front communicating with and acquiring specimens for the diagnostic toxicology laboratory.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2007
Mushroom poisoning of companion animals, particularly dogs, is a potentially underestimated problem in North America.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2006
Xylitol's ability to cause hypoglycemia in dogs has been recognized for almost 40 years, but a recent study has found that xylitol also can cause acute hepatic necrosis.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2006
Cats are sensitive to many toxic agents, sometimes in ways unique to their species.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
In my experience, metaldehyde toxicosis is one of the most common toxicoses in dogs.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 01, 2006
We compiled this list of the 10 most common hazards to dogs, based on the number of calls we have received at the aspca Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) between 2001 and 2005.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2006
Iron is the most abundant trace mineral in the body and is an essential element in most biological systems.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
National Report — About 100 dogs perished due to aflatoxin poisoning, a naturally occurring toxic chemical byproduct from the growth of the fungus Aspergillus flavus on corn and other crops, according to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2006
Surgery may be necessary if the lead particles cannot be removed with other methods.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2005
For millennia, people used yew alkaloids as both a method of suicide and a chemical weapon during hunting and warfare.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2005
Wild and domesticated Allium species have been used for culinary and ethnomedicinal purposes since the beginning of recorded history.