Carol Fee, Clinical Director of Surgery at the Zetland Veterinary Hospital in Bristol, has won a competition to correctly identify poisons at BSAVA Congress. She has won a series of CPD modules covering the most common types of animal poisoning.
10 new poisoning modules from VPIS to be released on Vetacademy
The Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) has announced a collaboration with online content supplier Vetstream to develop a series of ten CPD modules covering the most common types of poisoning to animals.
The modules will be hosted on Vetacademy, a Vetstream service which provides e-learning modules and online videos in partnership with some of the world’s leading veterinary CPD providers.
For a full list of modules read more.
Eight veterinary staff poisoned by exposure to phosphine gas
Dogs being treated for ingesting pest-killers have exposed veterinary staff to hazardous phosphine gas by vomiting.
Zinc phosphide is commonly used to kill rodents. When a pet accidentally consumes the poison common procedure is to induce the animal to regurgitate, however zinc phosphide releases poisonous phosphine gas after contact with stomach acid and as a result can poison staff in an enclosed room.
Where possible staff should try to induce regurgitation outside and upwind of any poisonous gases.
For more information and helpful resources specific to vets visit the Veterinary Poisons Information Service.