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Coastal taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus) envenomation of a dog.
Aust Vet J. 2015 Nov; 93(11):412-6.AV

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.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia. Vet Education Pty Ltd, PO Box 55, James Cook University, Queensland, 4811, Australia.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26503536

Citation

Judge, P R.. "Coastal Taipan (Oxyuranus Scutellatus) Envenomation of a Dog." Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 93, no. 11, 2015, pp. 412-6.
Judge PR. Coastal taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus) envenomation of a dog. Aust Vet J. 2015;93(11):412-6.
Judge, P. R. (2015). Coastal taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus) envenomation of a dog. Australian Veterinary Journal, 93(11), 412-6. https://doi.org/10.1111/avj.12375
Judge PR. Coastal Taipan (Oxyuranus Scutellatus) Envenomation of a Dog. Aust Vet J. 2015;93(11):412-6. PubMed PMID: 26503536.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Coastal taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus) envenomation of a dog. A1 - Judge,P R, PY - 2014/01/28/received PY - 2015/03/29/revised PY - 2015/05/08/accepted PY - 2015/10/28/entrez PY - 2015/10/28/pubmed PY - 2016/10/12/medline KW - Elapidae KW - dogs KW - envenomation KW - snake bite KW - taipan SP - 412 EP - 6 JF - Australian veterinary journal JO - Aust. Vet. J. VL - 93 IS - 11 N2 - 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. SN - 1751-0813 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26503536/Coastal_taipan__Oxyuranus_scutellatus__envenomation_of_a_dog_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/avj.12375 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -