Adjunctive therapy with intravenous lipid emulsion and methocarbamol for permethrin toxicity in 2 cats

Authors

  • Kendon Kuo DVM,

    Corresponding author
    • Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
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  • Adesola Odunayo DVM, MS, DACVECC

    1. Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
    Current affiliation:
    1. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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  • The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Address correspondence and reprint request to Dr. Kendon Kuo, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA. Email: kwk0003@auburn.edu

Abstract

Objective

To describe the use of an intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) as an adjunctive therapy in 2 cats with permethrin toxicity.

Case Series Summary

Two cats that presented with severe permethrin toxicity were treated with ILE as part of their treatment regimens. Both cats improved dramatically following therapy with decontamination, ILE, methocarbamol, and supportive care.

New or Unique Information Provided

This is the first reported use of ILE as an adjunctive treatment for cats with permethrin toxicity. Outcome was favorable in both cats and no adverse effects were noted from the ILE.

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