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Activated Charcoal - To Give or Not To Give

Decontamination of the poisoned veterinary patient typically includes emesis induction and activated charcoal administration. While the use of decontamination has significantly decreased in human medicine, it is still considered a mainstay therapy in veterinary medicine. Before administrating charcoal to your poisoned patient, however, make sure to weigh the pros and cons. In this VETgirl veterinary podcast, we'lll help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of the use of activated charcoal.

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