Toxicologic Information Resources for Reptile Envenomations

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Abstract

The United States is the largest importer of reptiles in the world, with an estimated 1.5 to 2.0 million households keeping one or more reptiles. Snakes account for about 11% of these imports and it has been estimated that as many as 9% of these reptiles are venomous. Envenomations by nonindigenous venomous species are a rare but often serious medical emergency. Bites may occur during the care and handling of legitimate collections found in universities, zoos, or museums. The other predominant source of exotic envenomation is from amateur collectors participating in importation, propagation, and trade of non-native species. This article provides toxicologic information resources for snake envenomations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-401
Number of pages13
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008

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Toxicologic Information Resources for Reptile Envenomations. / McNally, Jude; Boesen, Keith J; Boyer, Leslie V.

In: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice, Vol. 11, No. 2, 05.2008, p. 389-401.

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