S Yogeshpriya, M Saravanan, S Krishnakumar, K Jayalakshmi, T Arulkumar, M Ranjithkumar, M Veeraselvam, M Sivakumar and P Selvaraj
The present case study deals with a viper bite in dog and its successful treatment. A Male Great Dane dog aged about two years was presented to the Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, Orathanadu on August 2016 with a history of snake bite. Clinical examination revealed edema of face and fang mark on the left lower lip. Based on history and clinical examination the case was tentatively diagnosed as Viper bite. Detailed clinical examination was conducted and samples were collected. Hematology revealed leukocytosis, neutrophilia, lymphocytosis, monocytosis and thrombocytosis. Snake bite in animals generally occurs during grazing/hunting or while playing in the garden. Based on the clinical symptoms, clinical findings and history of the owner the case was diagnosed as snake bite and therapeutic management was carried out immediately. The successful treatment was done with anti-snake venom, fluid, corticosteroid, and antibiotic with careful monitoring.
S Yogeshpriya, M Saravanan, S Krishnakumar, K Jayalakshmi, T Arulkumar, M Ranjithkumar, M Veeraselvam, M Sivakumar, P Selvaraj. Viper bite in dog and its therapeutic management. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(3):1827-1828.