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snakes of South Africa, their venom and the treatment of snake bite.

by F. W. Fitzsimons

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Published by T.M. Miller in Cape Town .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Serpents -- Africa, South,
  • Venom

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL666 O6 F55
    The Physical Object
    Pagination550p.
    Number of Pages550
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23332799M

    About 20% of bites will require major treatment. Recovery from a bite is influenced by several factors, including the amount of venom injected, the site and depth of the bite as well as the health. A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa - Kindle edition by Marais, Johan. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa/5(7).

      Heamotoxic venom stops blood from clotting, blood vessels are destroyed and eventually causes internal bleeding. The bite site will start bleeding and the victim will start to bleed from small cuts and mucus membranes. Symptoms include headaches and nausea. Snakes in this category: boomslang (a back-fanged snake) and the vine snake.   Snake bites cause significant morbidity and mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. Currently there is only enough antivenom available in the region to treat about 10 percent of snake bite cases.

      Diagnosis of snakebite is made based on the history of the event. Identification or description of the snake can be helpful in developing a treatment plan, as not all snakes are venomous, and different kinds of antivenom exist for different species of snakes that are venomous. The doctor also looks for evidence of fang marks or local trauma in the area of the bite.   Widely regarded as one of the world’s deadliest snakes, a bite from a black mamba once meant certain death or a complicated and expensive treatment derived from horses blood. But using.


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Snakes of South Africa, their venom and the treatment of snake bite by F. W. Fitzsimons Download PDF EPUB FB2

The snakes of South Africa: their venom and the treatment of snake bite their venom and the treatment of snake bite by Fitzsimons, Frederick William, Publication date Topics Snakes, Venom This book is available with additional data at Snakes of South Africa Heritage Library.

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The snakes of South Africa, their venom and the treatment of snake bite - Kindle edition by Fitzsimons, Frederick. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The snakes of South Africa, their venom and the treatment of snake by: 9.

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This book is available with additional data at Biodiversity Heritage Library. Pages:   The snakes of South Africa, their venom and the treatment of snake bite their venom and the treatment of snake bite by Fitzsimons, Frederick William, Publication date Topics Snakes, Venom Publisher Cape Town, T.M.

Miller Collection biodiversity; americana Digitizing sponsor Smithsonian LibrariesPages: The venom, when ejected, is watery, more so than that of the Cobra. In the process of collecting venom by forcing a snake to bite over the rubber-covered rim of a watch-glass or wine-glass, the fangs are often erected and remain so, but no venom flows until the glands.

Full text of "The snakes of South Africa: their venom and the treatment of snake bite" See other formats. These snakes bite a large number of people across the Eastern half of South Africa. Commonly encountered in Kwa-Zulu Natal,Mpumalanga, The North West, Gauteng and Limpopo. The Mozambique Spitting Cobra is responsible for the majority of the serious snake bites that occur in South Africa, particularly in the Eastern half.

Averaging only m in length these snakes are often. These include: the snake species, the precondition of the patient, the dose of venom injected, and the availability of treatment options.

Symptoms can develop quicker in children. Details - The snakes of South Africa: their venom and the treatment of snake bite / - Biodiversity Heritage Library The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

BHL works best Book Edition: New Ed. Of the species of snakes in Southern Africa only 20 are capably of inflicting a deadly bite.

Typically only between deaths per year in South Africa from snakebite. If you’re not within 3 m of a snake it cannot bite you and you’re in the safe zone. TY - BOOK TI - The snakes of South Africa, their venom and the treatment of snake bite, UR - PB - T.M. Miller CY - Cape Town, PY - N1 - Originally published AU - Fitzsimons, Frederick William, KW - Snakes KW - South Africa KW - Venom ER.

Know Our Snakes. Some of the most dangerous snakes in the world are found in South Africa, but not all snake bites are fatal. Small children, the elderly and people who are immune-suppressed are more likely to have complications when bitten.

It is important to familiarise yourself with venomous snakes. Get this from a library. The snakes of South Africa; their venom and the treatment of snake bite.

[F W Fitzsimons]. Snake identification can be a tricky task for beginners and even for snake enthusiasts or experts. Of the odd species and subspecies that occur in Southern Africa, there are a few groups that seem to confuse people frequently.

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Bites are rare and most inflicted on snake handlers. Like the Boomslang, the venom of this snake is haemotoxic affecting the blood clotting mechanism and causing uncontrolled bleeding. There is no antivenom for the venom of this snake and although a few fatalities have been reported, none were in South Africa.

This Group will help you identify Southern African snakes and answer any questions you may have about Jump to. Sections of this page. The snakes of South Africa: their venom and the treatment of snake bite. By: Fitzsimons, Frederick William, checking and treatment of the snake.

This detailed and comprehensive guide to the snakes indigenous to southern Africa covers all essential aspects of snake biology and behavior. Now in its second edition, A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa has been updated, revised and expanded to include at least 11 newly discovered and 30 re-classified species and by: Snake Bite Prevention and Treatment Snake Facts and Statistics.

According to the CDC, there are a 7, to 8, venomous snakebites every single year in the United States. Of those bitten, five will die from their bite. While not nearly as common in the United States as in other parts of the world, snakebites still pose a serious threat, and.