Costa Rica News – Ticos have made an important invention, one that will save the lives of many animals. It’s a syrup that would be given to a pet if it had consumed something poisonous.
It would cause the animal to vomit up the poison.
This would not cure the animal but would stabilize it enough to give time to get it to a veterinarian for further care. Inducing vomiting would reduce the effects of the toxic substance.
The syrup is made from a plant sown in the north of Costa Rica. The type of plant has not been disclosed as they are in the process of patenting it.
Catalina Rosales is the researcher in charge and works with a team from the Center for Research in Biotechnology of the Technological Institute of Costa Rica. Veterinarian Edwin Marín is helping in the process.
The syrup includes a high concentration of sugar to make it desirable for dogs. Toxicity tests have already been carried out. Tests will be carried out on dogs to verify the emetic effect but no animals will be poisoned in the tests.