Veterinary Poisons Information Service, London, UK
Human medicines and pets
Salt (sodium chloride) poisoning in cats
Salt (sodium chloride) poisoning in dogs
Sweet potato poisoning
Nicola qualified as a biologist from Brunel University and started work at Guy’s Poisons Unit handling emergency enquiries about poisoning in humans and animals. While working full time she also gained degrees in Earth Science, Human Evolution and Behaviour and the History of Science and Medicine.
Nicola is the Research Lead and Senior Information Scientists for the Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS). She has been involved with VPIS since this service was launched in 1992. In addition to service provision Nicola is involved in training VPIS staff and veterinary professionals.
Nicola has written extensively on human and veterinary toxicology for over 25 years. She is currently the congress abstract editor for the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) and has been involved in work for the World Health Organization on the treatment of lead poisoning (in people).
We are delighted to have Nicola’s involvement with Bovis and her contributions to the Bovis toxicology category are most definitely worth a read! Poisoning topics that Nicola has authored include: lead, oak, oleander, adder, rhododendron, metaldehydye, insect stings, rodenticides, allium spp, salt, bracken fern, water intoxication and organophosphates and there are more to come!
Bluebell (glycoside) poisoning
Toxicity: blue-green algae
Toxicity: malicious intoxication
Adder bites in cats
Venomous snake bite in cats
Garden hazards – how to keep your cat safe
Cannabis in pets – what are the risks?
Adder bites in dogs
Venomous snake bite in dogs
A summary of the antinutritive factors in soybeans
Drugs used in the management of poisoning
Plants associated with nitrate poisoning
Guide to safety of doses of nitrate in water in cattle
Guide to safety of doses of nitrate in forage in mature cattle
Ephedrine, phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine and phenylpropanolamine toxicity
Bee, hornet and wasp stings
Organophosphate insecticide poisoning
Ethylene glycol toxicosis
Allium spp toxicity
Water hemlock poisoning
Bracken fern poisoning
Investigation and treatment of suspected poisoning of unknown etiology
Quercus spp poisoning
Intravenous lipid infusion
Lilies (Lilium and Hemerocallis species)
Antifreeze (ethylene glycol) poisoning in your cat
Plant poisoning: nicotine-like toxins
Benzalkonium chloride toxicity
Cardiotoxic plant poisoning
Ethylene glycol poisoning
Organophosphorus insecticide poisoning
Vitamin D poisoning (cholecalciferol)
Fat and oil ingestion
Theobromine / chocolate poisoning
Blue-green algae poisoning
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