Only clinically oriented volume devoted to poisonous animals and venoms. Veterinary Zootoxicology provides an excellent overview of the state of the art in venom research. Clinical problems encountered in the United States are emphasized, but situations that occur in other areas of the world are examined as well. The book describes clinical syndromes caused by poisonous animals and provides facts, techniques, methodologies, and regimens designed to improve the clinical management of animals envenomated by other animals. Veterinary Zootoxicology is ideal for practicing veterinarians, students, instructors, wildlife biologists, and others who must know how to evaluate, diagnose, and treat envenomated animals.
Table of Contents
1. An Overview of Poisonous and Venomous Animals 2. A History of Zootoxicology. Marine Toxins 3. Marine Toxins and Fish. Arthropoda 4. Ants 5. Bees, Wasps, and Hornets 6. Blister Beetle Poisoning 7. Spiders 8. Scorpions 9. Tick Paralysis 10. Miscellaneous Arthropods. Vertebrates 11. Amphibian Poisoning 12. Venomous Lizards 13. Snake Venoms 14. Treatment of Snakebite 15. Snakebite in the U.S 16. Snakebite in Mexico, and Central and South America 17. Snakebite in Australia 18. Snakes and Snakebite in Europe 19. Snakebite in Africa 20. Snakebite in Asia, Southeast Asia, India, and the Middle East 21. Venomous Mammals