Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2007;47(2):209-212.
Cycad revoluta toxicosis in a dog
Jong-Hyun Yoo1, Hyuk-Tae Kim2, Chul Park1, Byeong-Teck Kang1, Dong-In Jung1, Eung-Je Woo3, Hee-Myung Park1
1College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University
2Leesangyoon Animal Hospital
3College of Electronics and Information, Kyunghee University
Abstract
A 3-year-old female Cocker Spaniel dog acutely developed hepatopathy following ingestion of root of Cycad (Cycas revoluta). Seven hours after the ingestion, she showed acute continuous nausea, vomiting, and marked depression and was presented to the local veterinary clinic. At physical evaluation, the dog showed moderate weakness, pale mucous membrane, jaundice, and dehydration. Serum biochemical analysis revealed elevated alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase, and mild azotemia. The dog was treated with intravenous fluid, antibiotics, and hepatic protectants for 10 days and recovered without any sequela. Although the ingestion of Cycad in dogs is rare, it can be treated successfully with appropriate supportive therapy.
Key Words: acute hepatopathy, cycads, dogs, intoxication


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