The Blocking Effect of Verapamil in Hypercalcemic Dogs

Authors: Abdullah BAŞOĞLU, Mutlu SEVİNÇ, İsmail ŞEN, İsmail ÖZTOK

Abstract: The blocking effects of verapamil were studied in 12 healthy and mature dogs induced hypercalcemia. Hypercalcemia was occured experimentally in all the dogs. Verapamil was given before to the experimental group of dogs. In the control group of dogs the only clinical symptom, vomiting was not observed at all in the two experimental group of dogs. There were no significant alterations of calcium level and electrocardiographic changes between the control and the experimental group of dogs. Only, Wenckeback tpye second degree AV block was observed after verapamil injection in one dog.

Keywords: hypercalcemia, verapamil, dogs