[affected.gif] Animals most affected
Cats, dogs.


[etiology.gif] Etiology
Accidental ingestion of phenol disinfectants or phenol-based products.


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Caustic substance, stimulates and then depresses the CNS, and acts as a cardiac depressant.

Oral doses in mg/kg:
LD
rats  
 
300-1300
  rabbits 350-620
  dogs 500
  cats 80-120
  horses 30 g/animal
  dogs 10 g/animal


[clinical.gif] Clinical features
Acute poisoning

Subacute poisoning



[lesions.gif] Lesions



[treatm~1.gif] Treatment
No antidote. Symptomatic care only, encourage excretion: