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Journal March 2013 (Vol 34, No 3)

NOTE: You have already passed this course.
NOTE: This course is no longer valid for accreditation purposes.

Metaldehyde Toxicosis in Dogs by Jessica M. Kitagaki , BS, CVT, VTS (CP-C/F)

1. Which chemical is not a common ingredient in slug and snail bait?
2. What is the lethal dose of metaldehyde?
3. How do metaldehyde and acetaldehyde affect the central nervous system (CNS)?
4. What is the primary body system affected by metaldehyde toxicosis?
5. How is metaldehyde poisoning commonly diagnosed?
6. What is the antidote for metaldehyde poisoning?
7. What is a life-threatening, secondary effect of muscle tremors?
8. How long can metaldehyde remain active in the body?
9. Clinical signs of metaldehyde toxicosis typically appear ______ after ingestion.
10. Which of the following is a pet-safe slug bait?
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