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Olive trees were sprayed with Maintain cf125, main active

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Olive trees were sprayed with Maintain cf125, main active ingredient Methyl 2-chloro-9-hydroxyfluorene-9-carboxylate 8.8%.
Dogs now have bad diarrhea & are sick.
What can I do to help them??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

This herbicide caused hematological effects (decreased erythrocytes, hemoglobin, and hematocrit) seen by week 4 in a 24-month feeding study of dogs at the highest dose tested (approximately 43 mg/lb/day). Acute toxicity studies are lacking in dogs but it's not unreasonable to assume that gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea could arise after exposure. There's no specific antidote and so treatment would be supportive in form of supplemental fluids and electrolytes given subcutaneously or intravenously, an antacid to provide comfort such as famotidine (Pepcid) dosed at 0.25 mg/lb twice daily and a gastrointestinal coating agent such as PeptoBismol (bismuth subsalicylate) liquid dosed at up to 1 mL (1/5 measuring teaspoon) per pound of body weight 3-4 times daily.

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