Illicit drug 5: Hallucinogenics

Illicit drug 5: Hallucinogenics

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Feb 25, 2010
By dvm360.com staff

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Hallucinogenic agents include lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), psilocybin (“shrooms”), and mescaline, which is the active ingredient in peyote. If ingested in very large doses, seeds of the morning glory plant (Ipomoea violacea), leaves of the plant Salvia divinorum, and nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) may also cause hallucinations. Of these agents, LSD is the most potent hallucinogen.

Signs of hallucinogen ingestion in pets include a severely altered mental status, disorientation, stumbling, dilated pupils, excitation, depression, bizarre postures and movements, and vocalization. Signs may last eight hours or longer. Though some pets may need treatment in a hospital, death is not common following the ingestion of these substances.

More in this package:
Introduction
Illicit drug 1: Marijuana
Illicit drug 2: Amphetamines, including MDMA (Ecstasy)
Illicit drug 3: Cocaine or crack cocaine
Illicit drug 4: Heroin
Illicit drug 5: Hallucinogens
Drug testing in dogs


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