Today's Daily Dose: Paraquat poisoning

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What's involved in the initial treatment of pets exposed to this herbicide?

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“Treatment must be instituted within hours of exposure to be effective. The initial treatment priorities for paraquat poisoning are administering an adsorbent to neutralize ingested paraquat and removing the poison by emesis or gastric lavage.”

-R.B. Cope, BSc, BVSc, PhD

From Toxicology Brief: Helping animals exposed to the herbicide paraquat

 

 

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