Opioids and Risks for Scent-Detection K9s

Jan 19, 2018 / In the News

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (Feb. 1) – Dr. Ashley Mitek and Dr. Maureen McMichael, of the University of Illinois, created a video in March 2017 that describes how veterinarians can administer naloxone—sometimes in serial doses—to reverse opioid overdoses in scent detection dogs. It also provides advice on teaching dog handlers how to administer naloxone and stabilize and monitor their dogs on the way to a veterinary hospital. The veterinarians also have been training police and ambulance crews in central Illinois.