Coastal taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus) envenomation of a dog

Judge, P.R. (2015) Coastal taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus) envenomation of a dog. Australian Veterinary Journal, 93 (11). pp. 412-416.

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Abstract

Case report: An 8-year-old mixed-breed dog was envenomed by a juvenile coastal taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus). The dog presented initially with coagulopathy and weakness, then developed neuromuscular paralysis and respiratory failure. Progressive myopathy peaked 3 days following admission. Taipan antivenom administration, mechanical ventilation therapy and supportive patient care resulted in complete recovery. Symptoms of neuropathy began to resolve 3 days following envenomation, with the dog discharged 6 days following envenomation.

Conclusion: To the author's knowledge, this is the first reported case of coastal taipan envenomation of a dog.

Item ID: 41819
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1751-0813
Keywords: dogs, Elapidae, envenomation, snake bite, taipan
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 14:43
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070701 Veterinary Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care @ 50%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070706 Veterinary Medicine @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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