Bites and Stings and Poisonous Things: A review of companion animal envenomations and poisonings

This complimentary webinar is RACE approved for 1 CE credit


Speaker: Ashley Smit, DVM
Date: Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
Time: 12pm-1pm CST

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When dogs and cats explore the great outdoors, they may unintentionally contact a number of different species, reptiles and arachnids among them. Our companion animals may be perceived as predators and find themselves on the receiving end of poisonous/ venomous defense mechanisms. Depending on their geographic locations, these encounters may range from a minor inconvenience to life threatening. It is important for practitioners to be familiar with the mechanisms, clinical signs, and treatment of such envenomations and poisonings. Species discussed will include rattlesnakes (numerous species), coral snakes (Micrurus sp and Micruroides sp), copperheads/cottonmouths (Agkistrodon sp), brown and black widows (Lactrodectus sp), brown recluse (Loxosceles sp), bufo toads (Rhinella marina and Incilius alvarius), and scorpions (various species).