Management of puff adder (Bitis Arietans) snake bite and envenomation in dogs: case report
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Two mongrel dogs were presented with a history of recumbency, salivation, dullness and depression that had started following snake bites. Physical examination revealed swellings with fang marks and hemorrhage in the area of bites. The hematological parameters showed reduced values of erythrocyte counts, platelet counts, hemoglobin, packed cell volume and increased total leukocyte count. The biochemical values showed elevated levels of alanine aminotransferase and creatinine. The successful treatment was done with antisnake venom, fluids, corticosteroid, antihistamines and antibiotic.