Posts in adverse effects
Metronidazole neurotoxicity

Neurotoxicity is a recognised adverse effect of metronidazole, an antimicrobial used in cats and dogs to treat a variety of conditions. By doing this module you will:

  • Be aware of how metronidazole neurotoxicity can present in practice.

  • Understand what is known about the relationship between metronidazole dose and neurotoxicity.

  • Be aware of how to reduce the risk of neurotoxicity developing.

  • Know what you can do if it presents in practice.

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Handling veterinary medicines and pregnancy

By doing this module you will:

  • understand the principles of reproductive toxicity;

  • understand how data on the harmful effects of medicines are generated;

  • be aware of the evidence on reproductive harm in veterinary practice;

  • understand what practical measures to take to avoid harm;

  • know where to find helpful information on medicines and pregnancy.

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Which tick product?

Parasite specialists ESCCAP UK & Ireland strongly advise the use of a tick preventive product for dogs in areas where Babesia has been reported, to reduce the risk of disease  transmission, and they recommend using a product that either repels or rapidly kills ticks. This module explains what is meant by repellent and rapid killing effect and lists the products that meet these criteria.

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