Develop your knowledge and understanding of organophosphorus insecticide 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 organophosphorus insecticide poisoning in dogs, including:
Cause – ingestion of pesticide of following treatment for external parasites.
Action – organophosphates form a temporarily reversible bond with acetylcholinesterase (ACdE) and butyrylcholinesterase (pseudocholinesterase), which becomes permanent with time.
Signs – cholinergic crisis (excessive parasympathetic stimulation, skeletal muscle stimulation and central stimulation) varying with the compound involved and individual susceptibility.
Diagnosis – history, clinical signs, laboratory assessment.
Treatment – prompt action required including atropine and symptomatic support.
Prognosis – guarded.
Support and Resources
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.