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Iowa State University Veterinarian

Collection

Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html

Call Number

SF601 V65

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Venomous snakes occur throughout a very wide geographic area within the United States. In certain areas of the country, snakebites in dogs are diagnosed on a regular basis during the warm months of the year when snakes are most active and people and their pets are most likely to be spending time in areas that snakes inhabit. The best treatment for snakebite is a controversial subject among veterinarians and there is no single treatment protocol. Therefore, it is necessary for a clinician to understand the pathophysiology behind envenomation in order to make educated decisions as to the treatment of each individual patient.