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Published On 2/6/2024
Veterinary toxicologists Dr. Bischoff and Dr. Puschner will join Drs Hovda and Magdesian to discuss approaches to the poisoned, critically ill equine patient with special focus on phytotoxins of Acer spp (maple, box elder, sycamore), botulism, pyrrolizidine alkaloids (e.g. Senecio spp), macrocytic lactones (e.g. ivermectins), and NSAIDS. We will include current knowledge about the effective use of decontamination procedures, availability of antidotes, and diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.
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Published On 9/15/2023
Why are more pets being exposed to marijuana and what should you do if it happens? Dr Brutlag answers this and more for Minnesota Public Radio.
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Published On 12/11/2022
A 2022 survey designed to assess the depth, breadth, and perception of toxicology education in curricula at Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) member veterinary schools was published in Veterinary Sciences. The survey was designed to collect information about the credentials of the faculty that teach toxicology at veterinary schools, the topics that they include in their coursework, and faculty assessments regarding how prepared new graduates are at performing professional activities related to clinical toxicology. The results of this study can assist veterinary schools in evaluating their curricula to better prepare new graduates for the management of toxicology issues they may face in their veterinary careers. Access the full article here.
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Published On 5/10/2022
Article published online about Lilacs and risk to cats
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Published On 5/10/2022
Kudos to Dr. Wismer and Dr. Poppenga who are quoted in the most recent AVMA Animal Health SmartBrief, from an article in the Washington Post!
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On April 13, 2022 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final guidance on compounding animal drugs from bulk drug substances.
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Published On 4/13/2021
Toxicologists are constantly solving mysteries. Check out this episode of AquaDocs, a popular science podcast focused on aquatic medicine, featuring Dr. Robert Poppenga, a toxicology professor at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine to learn about his experience with toxins affecting aquatic animals.
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Published On 2/4/2021
Dr. Tim Evans, Diplomate of ABVT, was instrumental in detecting the deadly fungus aflatoxin in commercial dog food. His discovery and the expertise he provided to FDA helped lead to an international recall of the food, saving the lives of many dogs.
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Published On 7/8/2020
ABVT diplomate Dr. Gavin Meerdink passed away July 4, 2020 at age 75. He became a diplomate of ABVT in 1978.
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Published On 7/8/2020
Congratulations to Dr. Kathryn LaQuaglia recipient of the 2020 ABVT Travel Award. Dr. LaQuaglia is a small animal internal medicine resident at North Carolina State University. The title of her presentation is "Neutropenia in dogs receiving vincristine for treatment of immune-mediated thrombocytopenia".
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Published On 2/29/2020
Diplomate of ABVT, Dr. Wilson Rumbeiha, board-certified veterinary toxicologist at UC Davis, honored by being chosen as a Fellow of the AAAS.
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Published On 8/5/2020
Several Diplomates of the ABVT have passed away in recent years. Each of the individuals shown here made many vitally important contributions, not only to our organization, but also to veterinary medicine at large.
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Published On 2/29/2020
ABVT is proud to announce one of our diplomates in a new leadership position.
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Published On 2/29/2020
July, 2018: ABVT is proud to see one of our dipolmates lead a veterinary college.
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Published On 2/29/2020
American Board of Veterinary Toxicology celebrates history of safeguarding animals, people, and the environment
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Published On 2/29/2020
The ABVT was the subject of a Profiles Series documentary film describing the impact of the organization on veterinary medicine and human health.
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Published On 11/2/2022
Congratulations to Drs. Wilson Rubeiha and Tina Wismer co-winners of the 2022 ABVT Service Award! Dr. Rumbeiha served as a member of the education committee. He has written several letters of recommendation for young toxicologists seeking ABVT certification, several of whom were successful and are now ABVT members.

Dr. Wismer has served on several committees during her tenure (Awards, Nominating and Examination-including a 4-year stint as chairperson for the exam committee).
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