Medycyna Wet. 63 (12), 1604-1606, 2007
Nicpoń J., Zawadzki M., NiedźŸwiedźŸ A., Kubiak K., Jankowski M., Magdalan J.
Anticoagulant rodenticides poisoning in dogs
Anticoagulant rodenticides are common used to kill off rodents. Disobeying safety principles and often knowingly use this compound may be a reason for cases of severe poisoning in human and animals. Diagnosis is based on the characteristic course of the disease and postmortem examination. Autopsy reveals blood extravasalation in the mucous membrane, the presence bloody fluid in the abdominal and thoracic cavity. Histopathology examinations indicate lung, liver and spleen hyperemia as well as hemorrhagic hepatonecrosis. In cases of ilnesses characterized by bleeding from the alimentary tract, poisoning of anticoagulant rodenticides should be considered.
Keywords: rodenticides, dogs