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Snake bite envenomation is relatively common in dogs and frequently results in [[acute respiratory distress syndrome]] and sudden death<ref>Hoggan SR ''et al'' (2011) Mojave toxin-type ascending flaccid paralysis after an envenomation by a Southern Pacific Rattlesnake in a dog. ''J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio)'' '''21(5)''':558-564</ref>.
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Clinical symptoms are usually rapid in onset and dogs present in a state of collapse, dyspnea and shock, and sometimes may cough blood.
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These patients are considered medical emergencies and supportive therapy, sometimes requiring positive-pressure ventilation is necessary. Snake-specific or multivalent antivenins are given intravenously to effect and recovery can sometimes be prolonged.
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Image:black snake.jpg|[[Black snake poisoning|Black snake]]
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Image:brown snake.jpg|[[Brown snake poisoning|Brown snake]]
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Image:coral snake.jpg|[[Coral snake poisoning|Coral snake]]
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Image:pit viper.jpg|[[Pit Viper poisoning|Pit Viper]]
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Image:puff adder.jpg|[[Puff adder poisoning|Puff adder]]
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Image:tiger snake.jpg|[[Tiger snake poisoning|Tiger snake]]
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 04:59, 6 March 2013

Snake bite envenomation is relatively common in dogs and frequently results in acute respiratory distress syndrome and sudden death[1].

Clinical symptoms are usually rapid in onset and dogs present in a state of collapse, dyspnea and shock, and sometimes may cough blood.

These patients are considered medical emergencies and supportive therapy, sometimes requiring positive-pressure ventilation is necessary. Snake-specific or multivalent antivenins are given intravenously to effect and recovery can sometimes be prolonged.

References

  1. Hoggan SR et al (2011) Mojave toxin-type ascending flaccid paralysis after an envenomation by a Southern Pacific Rattlesnake in a dog. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio) 21(5):558-564