Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Gastrointestinal decontamination

Synonym(s): Gut decontamination; Gastric decontamination

Contributor(s): Nicola Bates, Kate Murphy

Introduction

  • Should be considered in all acute cases of toxin ingestion. The aims are to:
    • Remove the ingested substance from the stomach and
    • Reduce absorption of ingested substance that has passed beyond the stomach.

Techniques

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Contraindications and cautions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • AACT (American Academy of Clinical Toxicology) and EAPCCT (European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists). 2005 Position Paper: Single-Dose Activated Charcoal. Clinical Toxicology 43, 61-87.

Other sources of information

  • Peterson M E, Talcott P A (eds) (2013) Small Animal Toxicology, 3rd edition. St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Saunders.
  • Osweiler G D, Hovda L R, Brutlag A G, Lee J A (eds) (2011) Blackwells Five Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion Small Animal Toxicology. Ames Iowa: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Veterinary Poisons Information Service, Mary Sheridan House, 13 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY. Tel number 020 7188 0600 (admin); Fax number +44(0)207 294 7561; Email: info@vpisglobal.com; Website: www.vpisuk.co.uk


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