Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Case Report Volume 6 Issue 4

Management of Organophosphate Compound (Dichlorvos) Poisoning in a Labrador Retriever Dog: A Case Study

Kajal Bhardwaj1* and Raman Yadav2

1Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, COVS, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Haryana, India
2Veterinary Branch, Border Security Force, Assam, India

*Corresponding Author: Willy Max Mayala, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lubumbashi, BP 1825 Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Received: March 04, 2024Published: March 20, 2024


Organophosphate (OP) poisoning is a prevalent type of toxicity in animals, primarily due to its extensive application as an insecticide and anthelmintic, coupled with its easy accessibility. Intoxication occurs when OP agents are absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract, skin and respiratory tract. The clinical manifestations vary based on the quantity of poison ingested, its concentration and the route of exposure.
This study deals with successful management of OP poisoning case in male Labrador dog of age around 18 months age, brought to ICAR-IVRI, RVP-TVCC, Izzatnagar with history of accidently exposure to dichlorvos (Organophosphate) while bathing with symptoms of excessive salivation, tachypnea, unconsciousness, hypethermia and miosis. Case was successfully managed with immediate treatment of 2-PAM (specific antidote to OP poisoning) and atropine sulphate after proper washing of body with water along with symptomatic treatment that continued further for 7 days.

Keywords: Organophosphate; Dichlorvos; Acetylcholine; Poisoning


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Citation: Kajal Bhardwaj and Raman Yadav. “Management of Organophosphate Compound (Dichlorvos) Poisoning in a Labrador Retriever Dog: A Case Study". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 6.4 (2024): 57-60.


Copyright: © 2024 Kajal Bhardwaj and Raman Yadav. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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