Common Pharmaceutical Poisonings, From Adderall to Zocor (1449)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Toxicology
Tuesday | 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||302A



Ahna Brutlag DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT
Pet Poison Helpline & SafetyCall International, PLLC

Dr. Ahna Brutlag is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Toxicology (ABT) and the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT). She is also the associate director of veterinary services at Pet Poison Helpline and holds an adjunct assistant professor appointment at the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine. She has personally consulted on 20,000+ potential poisoning cases, co-edited two toxicology textbooks, and authored dozens of textbook chapters and scientific articles on the subject of small animal toxicology. Dr. Brutlag lives in Minneapolis with her husband, stardard poodle, two cats, and five chickens. She enjoys good food, cocktails, and biking on flat roads.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 3


Nearly 50% of the calls to animal poison control centers are about pets being exposed to human drugs. Here we will discuss the most common prescription pharmaceutical exposures, such as anti-depressants, sleep aids, and ADHD drugs. For each of these, we will review the clinical signs of toxicity, diagnosis and treatment.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand which common pharmacologic agents are of toxicological concern

2. Know which diagnostic tests are of the most value as related to pharmacologic poisonings

3. Understand the treatment approach for these cases

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