Snake bite in dogs and its management
Author(s): M Vigneswari
Abstract: Two non-descript dogs (male and female) were presented to People for Animals with the history of snake bite injury. Male dog was presented with facial swelling with bite mark on the forehead, bleeding from gums and hematuria, whereas female dog had swelling on the left hindlimb extending from stifle to digits, bleeding from interdigital spaces and ecchymotic hemorrhages on the inner thigh. The haematobiochemical values of both the dogs showed decreased haemoglobin, packed cell volume and thrombocyte count, increased total leukocyte count, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine and alanine aminotransferase. The successful treatment was done with polyvalent anti-snake venom, fluid and antibiotic therapy for continuously for 5 days and both the dogs made uneventful recovery.
How to cite this article:
M Vigneswari. Snake bite in dogs and its management. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2020;5(4):75-76.