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17 04, 2023

Report a Case

2023-04-17T13:37:37+00:00April 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Have you seen an interesting poisoning case in your vet practice that you have not contacted us about? We have an online reporting tool you can use to share this information. We will then add the details to our case database. The information will help us with toxicovigilance and may [...]

17 04, 2023

Spring Flowers

2023-04-17T13:37:06+00:00April 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|

We receive many enquiries regarding the ingestion of daffodil bulbs and flowers (Narcissus species) during the Spring months, and although most cases result in only mild signs, serious effects can occur occasionally. All parts of the plant contain alkaloids and glycosides, although they are most concentrated in the bulb; the exact [...]

17 04, 2023

An investigation into an outbreak of pancytopenia in cats in the United Kingdom

2023-04-17T13:35:36+00:00April 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|

In spring 2021, increasing numbers of cats presenting with severe pancytopenia were noted in United Kingdom. An article published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine describes the process and outcome of the investigation performed into this outbreak. Five hundred and eighty cats presented to 378 veterinary practices were included [...]

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 [...]


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