Poisoning in the horse can present a highly complex case. The practitioner, owner, toxicologist, and pathologist play important roles, and all contribute information that may be important to the case. Once all the information is available, all the evidence is collected (historical, clinical, pathologic, and analytic), and proper sampling of specimens has occurred, a complete summary of the findings can be provided to the client. Based on identification of a potential toxic source and, ultimately, the diagnosis, specific treatment of affected animals and prevention of additional cases can be initiated. Consultation with a veterinary toxicologist aids in the follow-up of a poisoning case and can help to provide a thorough background to assist in preventing reoccurrence.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice|
|State||Published - Dec 2001|
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