Toxic effects of cyclonite (C‐4) plastic explosive ingestion in a dog

Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 10/2008; 18(5):537 - 540. DOI: 10.1111/j.1476-4431.2008.00345.x


Objective – To describe the clinical manifestations following cyclonite (C-4) plastic explosive ingestion in a dog.
Case Summary – A 2-year-old male castrated Labrador working dog weighing 35 kg was presented for seizures shortly after ingestion of C-4. The dog was successfully treated for the seizures, but developed polyuria/polydipsia shortly after being discharged and was ultimately diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.
New or Unique Information Provided – This is the first documented case of renal insufficiency in a dog after C-4 intoxication.

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