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Journal January 2012 (Vol 33, No 1)

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NOTE: This course is no longer valid for accreditation purposes.

Toxicology Brief: Cholecalciferol Rodenticide Toxicosis by Tammy Dee , CVT, Lynn Rolland Hovda , DVM, MS, DACVIM

1. Clinical signs associated with cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) toxicosis in dogs include
2. Which statement regarding cholecalciferol toxicosis is true?
3. For treating cholecalciferol toxicosis, administration of ________ can be considered.
4. If the patient remains asymptomatic after discharge, final laboratory values should be acquired _______ after the initial exposure.
5. In a 20-lb (9.1-kg) dog, ingestion of approximately __________ tbsp of a pelleted, 0.075% cholecalciferol rodenticide could result in hypercalcemia.
6. After correction of fluid losses, calcium excretion can be supported by administration of
7. Frequent monitoring of _____________ is important when treating exposure to cholecalciferol.
8. Which drugs should be avoided when treating cholecalciferol toxicosis?
9. The prognosis for cholecalciferol toxicosis is good if treatment is initiated
10. Because of recent EPA regulation changes, the use of LAAC rodenticides is likely to
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