Propylene glycol toxicosis in a mare

Susan McClanahan, B. S. Julaine Hunter, Michael Murphy, Stephanie Valberg

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Propylene glycol and mineral oil are commonly used in the veterinary profession for treatment of bovine ketosis and equine impactions, respectively. Accidental administration of 6.0 ml propylene glycol/kg of body weight in horses causes severe depression, ataxia and malodorous breath and feces. However, appropriate medical therapy can result in successful treatment of this toxicosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-296
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary and human toxicology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1998


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