Associazione Italiana Veterinari Piccoli Animali
Affiliata WSAVA


Principi di sicurezza dell'uso dei farmaci chemioterapici e corrette tecniche di somministrazione

Health end safety and correct thecniques for handling and administration of cytotoxic medications


Chiara Penzo
DVM, PhD, Dipl.ECVIM-CA(Oncology) MRCVS
Specialista Europeo in Oncologia Veterinaria
Consulente online in oncologia per Televetdiagnostics Ltd


Antineoplastic drugs are cytotoxic medications and are used to treat neoplastic and non neoplastic diseases. Chemotherapy drugs are also known to be highly teratogenic, mutagenic and cancerogenic. It is very important that veterinary staff who offers an oncology service in their practice has a deep understanding of the correct handling and administration of these drugs. In this paper specific risks and guidelines to prevent risks in handling cytotoxic medications and patients receiving these medications in veterinary practices.


cancer, chemotherapy, health and safety, veterinary