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Dieldrin poisoning in dogs: relation to obesity and treatment
  1. William T. Keane1,
  2. Mitchell R. Zavon,
  3. Samuel H. Witherup
  1. aThe Kettering Laboratory, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


    Keane, William T., Zavon, Mitchell R., and Witherup, Samuel H. (1969).Brit. J. industr. Med.,26, 338-341. Dieldrin poisoning in dogs: relation to obesity and treatment. The time interval required for poisoning to result in mammals from the prolonged absorption of a relatively constant amount of dieldrin, a chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, is directly related to obesity. This relationship should be applicable regardless of the route of absorption of dieldrin (ingestion, inhalation, or percutaneous). Forced feeding of a high calorific value food appears to have a place in the treatment of dieldrin poisoning and, by extension, in the treatment of poisoning from many other chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides.

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