Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2009
Volume: 8
Issue: 11
Page No. 2392 - 2394

Snake Bite in a Dog

Authors : Nuri Mamak and Ismail Aytekin

Abstract: In this study, it was aimed to present a snake bite and following complications in a dog. A 3 years old male pointer dog, which was brought to the clinic with snake bite complaint, was used in this case. In the anamnesis, it was obtained that the dog was bitten by a snake in the field 2 days ago. In the clinical examination of the dog, two snake bite evidence with hemorrhage spreading from the paw to the whole front leg and ecchymosis were detected. In addition, weakness, reluctant to walk, increase in body temperature, respiratory and pulse rate, abundant salivation and hematuria were the major findings. In the therapy, the bitten area was irrigated with antiseptic solutions and cold application was applied to the region. Antibiotic (Cefazolin sodium) and antihistaminic (Mepyramine maleat) were administered by intravenous fluid therapy (5% Dextrose + 0.9% Sodium Chloride). In addition to therapy, bandage was applied to the swelling leg. On the third day of the treatment, severe necrosis and muscle degeneration were detected. Hence, it was decided to amputate the necrotic leg. Unfortunately, the dog died during the operation. It was thought that without administering first aid medication and antivenin after being snake bitten, mortal complications may occur in such cases.

How to cite this article:

Nuri Mamak and Ismail Aytekin, 2009. Snake Bite in a Dog. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8: 2392-2394.

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