Rattlesnake antivenin

When determining the dosage of antivenin, the victim’s size should be considered because the median lethal dose of venom is based on the milligrams of venom injected and the victim’s weight in kg. Therefore, smaller animals may require larger doses of antivenin. Continue reading Rattlesnake antivenin

Rattlesnake vaccine

Rattlesnake Vaccine

It is manufactured from inactivated venom components of the Crotalus atrox ( western diamondback rattlesnake ). The vaccine is for prophylactic use in healthy dogs to help reduce morbidity and mortality from rattlesnake toxin. There is some cross-protection against the venoms of other types of rattlesnakes. Continue reading Rattlesnake vaccine