Activated Charcoal Laura Stern, DVM, DABVT, Toxicologist
Activated charcoal can be a useful and potentially lifesaving component of decontamination for a poisoned patient. This course explores safe and effective uses of activated charcoal based on the toxicant, patient factors and time frame.
In this course you’ll learn about the three broad types of antidotes (chemical, pharmacological and functional), with Dr. Waratuke focusing on toxicology that small-animal veterinarians are likely to come across in daily or emergency practice.
Decontamination Methods Renee Tourdot, DVM, Consulting Veterinarian in Clinical Toxicology
Here you’ll learn the basic principles of animal decontamination, including when decontamination is warranted and under what circumstances it may be contraindicated. Oral, dermal and ocular decontamination methods are discussed in detail, including suggestions for successful decontamination of exotic species.
Household Toxic Hazards: The Good, The Bad, and The Tasty Mary Schell, DVM, DABVT, DABT, Senior Toxicologist
Are you aware of the risks that many household products pose for causing intoxication in pets? This course shows how to identify substances of low risk and thus prevent over-treatment in pets, and how to identify substances posing significant risk that should be managed promptly to minimize harm.
The ABCs of Rodenticides Cristine Hayes, DVM, DABT, DABVT, Senior Toxicologist
This course teaches how to recognize the differences between various rodenticides and the effects they have on animals.
The Toxicology of Human Medications Kirsten Waratuke, DVM, DABT, Toxicologist
Dr. Hayes reviews common clinical signs and treatment approaches for a variety of common human medication exposures.
The Toxicology of Holiday Plants Charlotte Means, DVM, MLIS, DABVT, DABT, Director of Toxicology
In this course you’ll learn about common plants used for decorating during the holidays, such as poinsettias, amaryllis, Christmas trees and Christmas cactus. Dr. Means reviews the history, toxicity, clinical signs and treatment options when these plants are ingested.