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Bromethalin: Rodent poisons not worth the risk to pets

Source: The Post and Courier (South Carolina) | November 16th, 2017 | Dr. Henri Bianucci
Industry type: Pesticides

Note from FAN: This is the molecular structure of Bromethlin:

Sara is a beautiful, 4-year-old Boykin spaniel. Normally the picture of health and vitality, Sara was now in serious trouble.

She arrived at the emergency clinic having seizures, a fever of 108 degrees and spasmodic contractions in all four legs. Between seizures, she wass lying on her side, panting and salivating profusely. Her eyes were staring with a mix of excitement and incoherence. Her facial muscles were so tight that it looked as though someone was pulling her skin toward the back of her head.

When the owners left for work everything was fine. They returned home to find her like that. The initial treatment was directed at her clinical signs. Anti-convulsant medications were administered, and an IV fluid line was established. Her extremities were soaked with water to try and cool her. Blood was drawn and analyzed.