A retrospective study was conducted of 482 glyphosate calls recorded at the Centre National d'Informations Toxicologiques Veterinaires (CNITV) of France between 1991 and 1994. Most of the calls came from veterinary practitioners (83.8%) and were related to emergencies. In the majority of calls, the CNITV did not assess clinical observations as certain or highly probable glyphosate poisoning. Only 31 cases were assessed as certain or highly probable and were linked with direct ingestion of glyphosate concentrates or sprays in 25 dogs. The symptoms were most frequently described as vomiting, hypersalivation and diarrhea; prostration and paresis were not common. Symptomatic treatment resulted in rapid recovery without sequelae.