I am in my 2nd year as a Vet Tech student and loving every minute of it! I hope that what I post will help and educate some people.

I am looking forward to learning from all those who I am following and passing it along on my blog!

 

RODENTICIDE POISONING - A picture of an animal that died from rat poisoning.  Anticoagulant rat poisons such as Warafin interfere with Vitamin K processes and cause uncontrollable internal bleeding. 
Symptoms to watch for:
- Pale Gums
- Weakness
- Blood coming out of any orifice (Coughing it up, nose bleeds, etc.)
- Excessive drooling
- Inappetance
- Seizures

Treatment:
Veterinarian will induce vomiting. The treatment will be a form of Vitamin K. A blood transfusion is necessary if internal bleeding has begun. 

RODENTICIDE POISONING - A picture of an animal that died from rat poisoning.  Anticoagulant rat poisons such as Warafin interfere with Vitamin K processes and cause uncontrollable internal bleeding. 

Symptoms to watch for:

- Pale Gums

- Weakness

- Blood coming out of any orifice (Coughing it up, nose bleeds, etc.)

- Excessive drooling

- Inappetance

- Seizures

Treatment:

Veterinarian will induce vomiting. The treatment will be a form of Vitamin K. A blood transfusion is necessary if internal bleeding has begun. 

A great, simple video teaching about the vacutainer venipuncture method. I was not too good at vacutainers last year but have grown to love them. This is actually my teacher - she made these videos for us when we were first learning! 

This is why we need to always make sure we change our needles after just one poke!

This is why we need to always make sure we change our needles after just one poke!