R.B. Cope, BSc, BVSc, PhD


Toxicology Brief: The dangers of yew ingestion

For millennia, people used yew alkaloids as both a method of suicide and a chemical weapon during hunting and warfare.

Toxicology Brief: Allium species poisoning in dogs and cats

Wild and domesticated Allium species have been used for culinary and ethnomedicinal purposes since the beginning of recorded history.

Toxicology Brief: Helping animals exposed to the herbicide paraquat

Last summer, an epizootic of paraquat poisoning caused the deaths of at least seven dogs in Portland, Ore. This epizootic is evidence that this type of poisoning remains a current problem in companion-animal practice in North America.