AMITRAZ TOXICITY
 
Description    Amitraz is a topical acaracide that can be toxic. Usually due to ingestion of amitraz-impregnated collars but dogs have also eaten amitraz preparations intended for food animals.
 
Species   Canine, Feline
 
Signs   Abdominal distention, Abnormal anal, perineal, tail reflexes, Abnormal forelimb reflexes, Abnormal hindlimb reflexes, Abnormal panniculus reflex, Abnormal pupillary response to light, Arrhythmia, Bradycardia, Coma, Decreased respiratory rate, Diarrhea, Dullness, First degree atrioventricular heart block, Hypothermia, Mydriasis, Pain on external abdominal pressure, Polyuria, Vomiting or regurgitation
 
References   Fawcett A, Kelman M. Amitraz toxicity in a dog following ingestion of amitraz-impregnated collar. Aust Vet Pract 2008;38:142
Andrade SF. Yohimbine and Atipamezole on the Treatment of Experimentally Induced Amitraz Intoxication in Cats. International J Applied Res Vet Med 2006;4:200 [Web Reference]
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