“Venomous” Bites from Non-Venomous Snakes: A Critical by Scott A Weinstein,David A. Warrell,Julian White,Daniel E

By Scott A Weinstein,David A. Warrell,Julian White,Daniel E Keyler

This ebook is the 1st major contribution to completely research the capability risks linked to snakes of the previous kin, Colubridae. This family members contained >65% of residing snake species (approximately 3,000 taxa) and has lately been break up into a number of households. a lot of those snakes produce oral secretions that include pollutants and different biologically-active components. a wide number of those snakes determine within the puppy undefined, but little documented details or formal learn in their capability scientific value has been released. for this reason, even though the potential scientific significance of a lot of those species has been subjected to hypothesis because the mid-nineteenth century, there's a constrained quantity of worthwhile descriptive information about the true threat (or lack thereof) of snakes belonging to this various, man made family members.

There is a necessity for "one-stop buying" providing information about their attainable toxicity and medical relevance in addition to techniques for scientific administration in their bites. This booklet is the 1st synthesis of this information and comprises evidence-based possibility overview, chance rankings and particular thoughts concerning important species, many universal in captivity.

  • Fills a niche within the toxinological, scientific and herpetological literature via offering a complete overview of this whole assemblage of snakes, with specific realization given to their ability, genuine or rumored, to reason damage to humans
  • A patient-centered, evidence-based method is utilized to reading documented case experiences of bites inflicted by means of nearly a hundred species.
  • Clinical administration of medically major bites from non-front-fanged colubroids is methodically reviewed, and particular strategies are provided

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