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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 39-41

Successful Management of Russel’s Viper Snake Envenomation in a Female Dog
S. Vijayakumar1, S. Sivaseelanand K. Dhandapani3
1Department of Animal Husbandry, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
2University Training Research Centre, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India
3Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Thirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

A six year old female German shepherd crossbred dog was reported with the history of snake bite by Russell’s viper, acute onset of oozing of blood from inner side of the oral cavity, oedematous face, congested conjunctival mucus membrane, restlessness and respiratory distress and signs of disseminated intravascular coagulation. Animal was treated with Polyvalent Snake Venom followed by supportive therapy of Tetanus Toxoid, Dexamethasone, Atropine Sulphate, and antibiotic combinations like ceftriaxone and metronidazole along with liver tonic. Whole Blood Clotting time took more than 20 minutes after the administration of first dose, a second dose was administered. Animal made an uneventful recovery after 5 days. Successful therapeutic management of snake envenomation in a German shepherd crossbred dog is presented.

Keywords: Russell’s viper, German shepherd crossbred dog, Snakebite, Blood Clotting time, Treatment

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Vijayakumar, S., S. Sivaseelan and Dhandapani, K. 2019. Successful Management of Russel’s Viper Snake Envenomation in a Female Dog.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 39-41. doi:
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