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Feline toxicological emergencies: when to suspect and what to do.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20974402     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PRACTICAL RELEVANCE: Confirmed or suspected intoxications with a wide variety of agents represent a small but important group of feline emergency cases. Generally it is thought that toxicities are less common in cats compared with dogs, with a higher proportion relating to dermal as opposed to oral exposure.
CLINICAL CHALLENGES: Once toxicity is suspected or diagnosed, it must be recognised that treatment regimes may need modification compared with those established for dogs. Different drugs or different dosages may be warranted and the choice of available drugs may be reduced.
EVIDENCE BASE: This review draws on published studies, case reports and clinical experience to summarise key features of the general management of the intoxicated feline patient before describing some of the more serious and common intoxications in more detail.
AUDIENCE: The focus throughout the review is on the peculiarities of feline metabolism and how they may impact on presentation and treatment. The aim is to assist companion animal and feline practitioners, who are in the frontline when it comes to managing these emergency cases.
Authors:
Tobias W Grave; Amanda K Boag
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of feline medicine and surgery     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1532-2750     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Feline Med. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-26     Completed Date:  2011-01-06     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897329     Medline TA:  J Feline Med Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  849-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 ISFM and AAFP. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, 464 Bearsden Road, Glasgow G61 1QH, UK. t.grave@vet.gla.ac.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Cat Diseases* / diagnosis,  therapy
Cats
Emergency Treatment / veterinary*
Poisoning / veterinary*

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