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Training video helps veterinarians treat opioid overdoses in dogs

Overdoses from extremely potent illegal opioids are on the rise across America -- but not just for humans. These drugs are now endangering working dogs who encounter them in the line of duty. As a result, veterinarians are increasingly asked to consult by phone for dogs suffering from overdoses in the field. To address this emerging health threat, the AVMA collaborated with the University of Illinois to develop a training video that helps veterinarians and law enforcement teams provide potentially life-saving treatment for dogs. Visit the AVMA@Work blog to learn more about the video.

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