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Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT

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Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS

Dr. Ahna Brutlag is the Associate Director of Veterinary Services and has been with the organization since 2004. She also holds an adjuct assistant professor appointment at the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Brutlag received her veterinary degree (DVM) from the University of Minnesota and subsequently practiced small animal medicine in the Minneapolis area before pursing post-graduate training in veterinary toxicology. She completed a Master’s of Science in toxicology at the University of Minnesota (2011) and a professional externship at California Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) Laboratory at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine (2011). Dr. Brutlag is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Toxicology (ABT) and the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT). She is one of four consulting editors for the toxicology textbook Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. Dr. Brutlag has authored multiple textbook chapters, scientific articles, and has lectured throughout North America in the field of small animal toxicology. The primary focus of her publications include rodenticide toxicosis, toxic plants, common pharmaceutical poisonings, and the safety of household products. She prefers to spend her free time reading fiction, expanding her culinary palate, and traveling in the northeastern US.

Abstracts

Brutlag AG, Hovda LR, Della Ripa MA. Corneal ulceration following Walkingstick envenomation. Abstract presentation, North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada. September 2008. Published in Clinical Toxicology 2008;46(7):621.

Gray S, Lee JA, Hovda L, Brutlag AG. Zinc phosphide rodenticide toxicity in dogs: 362 cases (2004-2009). Abstract presentation, IVECCS, 2010.

Khorzad S, Lee JA, Whelan M, et al. Baclofen toxicosis in dogs and cats: 145 cases (2004-2010). Abstract presentation, IVECCS, 2011.

Brutlag AG, Adams CM. Elevated serum iron concentrations following hand warmer ingestions in 4 dogs. North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT), 2011.

Brutlag AG, Flint CTC, Puschner B. Iron intoxication in a dog consequent to the ingestion of oxygen absorber sachets in pet treat packaging. 2011 American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians/United States Animal Health Association (AAVLD/USAHA) Annual Meeting, 2011.

Brutlag AG, Kingston R, Forrester MB, Borron SW. Pet poisonings involving new, EPA-approved bromethalin rodenticides: Implications for pets and humans. North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT) 2013. Accepted for poster presentation, Oct 2, 2013.

Borron SW, Forrester MB, Kingston R, Brutlag AG. Bromethalin (BR) vs. long-acting anticoagulant (LAAC) rodenticides: A 10-year comparison of exposures and toxicity. North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT) 2013. Accepted for poster presentation, Oct 2, 2013.

Publications

Kaplan MI, Lee J, Hovda LR, Brutlag A. Adverse effects associated with inadvertent intravenous penicillin G procaine-penicillin G benzathine administration in 2 dogs and a cat. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011;239(4): 507-510.

Brutlag AG, Hovda LR, Della Ripa MA. Corneal ulceration in a dog following exposure to the defensive spray of a walkingstick insect (Anisomorpha spp.). J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2011;21(4):382-6.

Gray S, Lee JA, Hovda LR, Brutlag A. Zinc phosphide rodenticide toxicity in dogs: 362 cases (2004-2009). J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011;239(5):646-51.

Fernandez AL, Lee JA, Rahilly L, Hovda LR, Brutlag AB, Engebretsen K. The use of intravenous lipid emulsions as an antidote in veterinary toxicology: a review. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2011;21(4):309-320.

Book Chapters

Brutlag AG. Topical Toxins. In Ettinger SJ and Feldman EC, eds. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Diseases of the Dog and Cat. 7th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, 2010.

Brutlag AG. Chemical Toxicities. In Ettinger SJ and Feldman EC, eds. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Diseases of the Dog and Cat. 7th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, 2010.

Cohen S, Brutlag A. Tea Tree Oil. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011; 543-550.

Cohen S, Brutlag A. Mothballs. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011; 574-580.

Brutlag A. Acids. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011; 543-550.

Brutlag A. Alkalies. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011; 551-559.

Books

Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. January 2011.