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Toxicology
Palm oil ingestion in dogs
  1. Nicola Bates
  1. Veterinary Poisons Information Service, Mary Sheridan House, 13 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY, e-mail: nicola.bates@vpisglobal.com

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WE note that the APHA reports palm oil ingestion as a current and emerging issue in its latest surveillance report (VR, January 9, 2016, vol 178, pp 37-40). Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil, which is semi-solid at room temperature and is used in processed foods and toiletries and as a biofuel. Palm oil from transport ships washing out their tanks off the coast of Britain regularly washes up on beaches where it may be eaten by dogs. In the …

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