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Mountain laurel toxicosis in a dog
Article first published online: 14 JAN 2013
© Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society 2013
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Volume 23, Issue 1, pages 77–81, January/February 2013
How to Cite
Manhart, I. O., DeClementi, C. and Guenther, C. L. (2013), Mountain laurel toxicosis in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 23: 77–81. doi: 10.1111/vec.12009
- Issue published online: 28 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 14 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Received: 7 NOV 2011
- poisonous plant;
- gastrointestinal injury;
To describe a case of mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) toxicosis in a dog, including case management and successful outcome.
A dog presented for vomiting, hematochezia, bradycardia, weakness, and ataxia, which did not improve with supportive treatment. Mountain laurel ingestion was identified as cause of clinical signs after gastrotomy was performed to remove stomach contents. Supportive treatment was continued and the dog made a full recovery.
New or Unique Information Provided
This report details a case of mountain laurel toxicosis in a dog, including management strategies and outcome, which has not been previously published in the veterinary literature.