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17 04, 2023

FREE WEBINAR: Top Tips for Handling Potential Poisoning Cases

2023-04-17T13:33:19+00:00April 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Do you want to brush up on your knowledge of poisoning cases? Interested in finding out more about toxicology testing in your poisoned patients? The Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) and Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG) will be collaborating on a FREE live webinar, discussing the first steps to take when [...]

17 04, 2023

Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month

2023-04-17T13:32:31+00:00April 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|

March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month! 🐾💊 Throughout the month, we will be sharing a variety of posts on our social media to raise awareness of the different hazards that our animals may be exposed to and how to keep them safe. You can find us on Facebook at [...]

15 12, 2022

Grapes and dried fruits – Christmas cake, Christmas pudding and mince pies

2022-12-15T10:33:54+00:00December 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Another potential Christmas food hazard are grapes and their dried fruits (sultanas, raisins and currants). This includes Christmas pudding, Christmas cake and mince pies. Ingestion of grapes or their dried fruits can cause renal failure in dogs but this only happens in a minority of cases. Not all dogs are [...]

15 12, 2022

Activated charcoal: one-off or repeat dose?

2022-12-15T10:32:48+00:00December 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Activated charcoal is an adsorbent commonly used in the management of both human and veterinary poisoning. Charcoal is treated to produce activated charcoal, a finely powdered material with a huge surface area which is capable of binding to a variety of chemicals; this relies mainly on weak intermolecular forces and [...]

15 12, 2022

Confirmation Using Triple Quadrupole and High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry of a Fatal Canine Neurotoxicosis following Exposure to Anatoxins at an Inland Reservoir

2022-12-15T10:31:16+00:00December 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Blue-green algae occur in both freshwater and marine environments and are either floating (planktonic) or bottom-dwelling (benthic). Under favourable conditions blue-green algae may form massive growths or visible growths or blooms (most commonly in late spring, summer and early autumn). Exposures in animals usually occur when they drink from water [...]

22 11, 2022

Luminous necklaces/bracelets

2022-11-22T10:23:45+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

These novelty items are readily available and often chewed/ingested by animals around Halloween and Guy Fawkes’ night. They consist of polyethylene tubing filled with a liquid mixture that gives off a light of various colours. There are normally two components to the mixture, a luminescer (mostly dibutyl phthalate), and an [...]

22 11, 2022

Red berries at this time of year

2022-11-22T10:21:35+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Throughout Autumn and Winter, we receive many calls involving animals (mostly dogs) ingesting red berries, whilst on a walk or in the garden. It is often difficult to identify the species of plant, and therefore identify whether ingestion is a toxicological risk. Here, we will discuss the two red berries [...]

22 11, 2022

Alpha-chloralose Rodenticides

2022-11-22T10:20:13+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

The number of rodenticide enquiries we receive increases as the weather starts to get colder, as rodents attempt to move indoors. The most common type of rodenticides available are anticoagulants, which work by blocking the action of vitamin K, preventing the blood from clotting. Another common active ingredient in rodenticides [...]


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