Anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity in cats | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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By VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts, Dr. Justine Lee, DACVECC, DABT, and Dr. Garret Pachinger. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we review anticoagulant rodenticide (ACR) toxicity in cats. First off, let's have a quick refresher on ACRs in our small animal patients! Remember that ACRs interfere with the production of clotting factors II, VII, IX, and X by inhibiting an enzyme called vitamin K1 epoxide reductase (DeClementi). When these clotting factor levels drop low enough, the patient can develop clinical manifestations of disease (e.g., hemorrhage).

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