Develop your knowledge and understanding of blue-green algae poisoning in dogs. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Toxicology course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of blue-green algae poisoning in dogs, including:
Cause – ingestion of cyanobacterial species known to produce toxins under certain conditions.
Signs – toxicity – wide range of clinical signs including neurotoxins, hepatotoxicosis, nephrotoxicosis or a combination if more than one cyanobacterial species is involved.
Diagnosis – history, clinical signs, identification of algae.
Treatment – fluid therapy, emetics, activated charcoal.
Prognosis – poor – animals can recover so treatment is worthwhile.
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This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Canis followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
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This module is worth approximately 60 minutes of CPD.