PARAQUAT TOXICITY
 
Description    The herbicide Paraquat caused toxicity in dogs, cats, and swine. Digestive disturbance is followed by progressive respiratory failure.
 
Species   Canine, Feline, Porcine
 
Signs   Abnormal lung or pleural sounds, Anorexia, Bloody stools, feces, hematochezia, Bradycardia, Colic, Congestion oral mucous membranes, Coughing, Cyanosis, Decreased borborygmi, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Fever, Glucosuria, Increased respiratory rate, Melena or occult blood in feces, stools, Oral mucosal ulcers, vesicles, Pain on external abdominal pressure, Tachycardia, Tongue ulcers, vesicles, Trembling, Tremor, Vomiting or regurgitation
 
References   Calzetta L. Geographical characteristics influencing the risk of poisoning in pet dogs: Results of a large population-based epidemiological study in Italy. Vet J 2018;Apr [Web Reference]
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