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Journal February 2013 (Vol 35, No 2)

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NOTE: This course is no longer valid for accreditation purposes.

Tremorgenic Mycotoxicosis in Dogs by Andrew K. Barker , DVM, Chase Stahl , BS, Steve M. Ensley , DVM, PhD, Nick D. Jeffrey , BVSc, PhD, DECVS, DECVN

1. Which of the following toxic substances is commonly associated with acute-onset tremors in dogs?
2. Which of the following characteristics can be used to distinguish tremorgenic mycotoxin ingestion from idiopathic tremor syndrome in dogs?
3. Nonneurologic signs of tremorgenic mycotoxin ingestion can include
4. The mycotoxins most commonly associated with clinical signs of tremorgenic mycotoxicosis in dogs are
5. Aggressive cooling should be implemented when a dog’s body temperature exceeds
6. Which of the following is a negative prognostic indicator for a patient suspected of having tremorgenic mycotoxicosis?
7. Definitive diagnosis of tremorgenic mycotoxicosis relies on
8. Treatment for tremorgenic mycotoxicosis may include
9. A dog with a history of dietary indiscretion presents with full-body tremors. The owner reports that the dog escaped from its yard and was missing for several hours before clinical signs were observed. The patient is recumbent, has a temperature of 105.8°F (41°C), and is suspected to be approximately 5% dehydrated; no other evidence of disease is present. Which of the following treatments is contraindicated in this patient?
10. A dog presents after the owner observed it eating from a compost pile. The debris was consumed approximately 15 minutes before presentation. The dog appears normal on physical and neurologic examination and is otherwise in good health. Which of the following would be an appropriate first line of therapy?
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