The use of apomorphine for gastric foreign body removal | 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 today's VETgirl podcast, we review the use of apomorphine as an emetic for treating gastric foreign body ingestions. In full disclosure, VETgirl loves to puke stuff, so keep that in mind. Apomorphine, a commonly used emetic agent in dogs, is generally a very safe, effective (>90%) emetic used for the poisoned patient. BTW, we don't use it much in cats because our feline friends have fewer dopaminergic receptors in the area of the brain responsible for apomorphine's ability to induce nausea and vomiting. For kitties we prefer to use the alpha-2's such as dexmedetomidine, but that's another podcast. (For more information on emesis induction in cats, please refer to the following VETGirl podcast https://vetgirlontherun.com/podcasts/dexmedetomidine-versus-xylazine-emetic-cats-vetgirl-veterinary-continuing-education-podcasts/.) Apomorphine comes in different formulations that can be administered by intravenous, transconjunctival, intramuscular, or subcutaneous routes. But can we use it for gastric foreign bodies?

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