Endosulfan Poisoning in Three Dogs

Yalcin E., Cetin S., Senturk S.

AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY PRACTITIONER, vol.39, no.3, pp.90-92, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.90-92
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Three dogs, which had either had endosulfan applied, for ectoparasitic control, or ingested endosulfan-contaminated food, had been referred with the signs of tonic-clonic convulsions, disorientation and dyspnoea, or vomiting, abdominal pain and respiratory distress. Fever, hypothermia and tachypnoea were also detected. Neutrophilic leukocytosis was observed in all dogs and serum biochemical analyses revealed increased levels of total protein, globulin and glucose. Treatment included administration of electrolyte solutions, diazepam and atropine. The dogs completely recovered within 12 to 72 hours. The clinical signs observed in these cases suggest that endosulfan poisoning should be taken into consideration during the diagnostic work-up of dogs suffering from vomiting, tonic-clonic convulsions, disorientation and respiratory dysfunction. [Yalcin E et al (2009) Aust Vet Practit 39:90]