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Successful Management of Accidental Amitraz Toxicity in a Labrador Retriever

S.G. Sangeetha, G. Arun, and T. Malleswari

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Ethics and Jurisprudence, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (KVASU), Thrissur, Kerala, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal August 2022: 99 (8) - pages 59 to 60
(Received: , Accepted: )


A one-and-a-half-year-old female Labrador Retriever, presented to the hospital with the complaint of lethargy, hypersalivation and vomiting, had a history of administration of undiluted amitraz solution per os by the owner four hours back. The animal appeared dull and depressed and the clinical findings were low body temperature, hypotension, weak-irregular pulse, mydriasis, sluggish pupillary reflex, bradycardia, slow gait and a greater tendency to lie. Amitraz toxicity was confirmed based on history and clinical findings. The dog responded to supportive therapy with fluids, diuretics, atropine, antibiotics and multivitamins and recovered uneventfully.

Key Words: Amitraz toxicity, bradycardia, clinical management

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