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The National Animal Poison Control Center at the University of Illinois
The National Animal Poison Control Center (NAPPC) of the University of Illinois can be reached by calling
1-900-680-0000 or 1- 800-548-2423. The NAPPC is located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a
non-profit service of the University of Illinois. It was the first animal-oriented poison center founded (in 1978) in the
United States. It provides advice to animal owners and confers with veterinarians about poisoning exposures.
Resources: The NAPCC's phones are answered by licensed veterinarians and board-certified veterinary toxicologists.
The NAPCC staff have a wide range of information specific to animal poisoning. They also have an extensive collection
of individual cases -- over 250,000 -- involving pesticide, drug, plant, metal, and other exposures in food producing and
companion animals. This specialized information lets the experienced NAPCC staff make specific recommendations for
animals, rather than generalized poison information provided by a human poison control center.
Cost: Depending on which option is chosen, the charge is $20.00 for the first five minutes, then $2.95/minute
thereafter when using the 900 number. If you use the 800 number, the charge is $30.00 per case (VISA, MasterCard,
Discover, or American Express only). With the 800 access, only the NAPCC will do as many follow-up calls as
necessary in critical cases and, if you wish, will consult with your veterinarian.
What to do if an animal has been poisoned: Immediately call the NAPCC.
Be ready to provide:
Your name, address, and phone number
Information concerning the exposure (the amount of agent, the time since exposure, etc.), and if the agent is part of the
Animal Product Safety Service, the consultation is at no cost to the caller. It is very important to provide accurate
information on the agent.
The species, breed, age, sex, weight, and number of animals involved.
The agent the animals have been exposed to, if known; and
The problems the animals are experiencing.
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