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Toxicology
Treating permethrin poisoning in cats
  1. Cedric R. Muentener1,
  2. Charles Spicher2 and
  3. Stephen W. Page3
  1. 1Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland
  2. 2Animedic Kleintierzentrum, Chörenmattstrasse 73, 8965 Berikon, Switzerland
  3. 3Advanced Veterinary Therapeutics, Newtown, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  1. e-mail: cedric.muentener{at}vetpharm.uzh.ch

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FOLLOWING the call for cases by Bates and others (2013), we would like to describe a case of feline permethrin intoxication that was successfully treated with intravenous lipids. A 1.8 kg, three-month-old, female European shorthair cat was presented, severely intoxicated, 12 hours after the accidental dermal application of an estimated 370 mg of permethrin as a spot-on product, approved for use in dogs only. The cat was in a critical state, having first displayed adverse signs three hours after the application, with vocalisation, tremor …

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