Vet Tech Corner: Tox Histories Made Simple
Getting an accurate history is the most important factor in ensuring a positive outcome in most toxic exposure cases.
However, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center notes that histories for toxin exposures can be notoriously difficult to obtain. History, signalment, exposure and agent information and clinical signs must all be taken into account.
This free history checklist can help—every time a poison case comes in your clinic, grab a checklist, check the boxes, answer the questions and you’ll be all set.
Tip: Print out a stack of the forms and keep them handy.
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