monical and spectical cobra bite ?

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monical and spectical cobra bite ?

Postby pinkscales » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:39 pm

Hi guys id like to know more about the monical and spectical cobra venom and bite treatment. Is it true that our Sa polyvalant anti venom is effective in treating the bitrs. What types of nuro toxins do they have? Please help.
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Re: monical and spectical cobra bite ?

Postby pinkscales » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:40 pm

Sorry for spelling. Treating the bites is what it should read.
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Re: monical and spectical cobra bite ?

Postby deleray » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:55 pm

Naja naja - http://drdavidson.ucsd.edu/Portals/0/snake/Naja2.htm

Naja kaouthia - http://drdavidson.ucsd.edu/Portals/0/snake/Naja.htm

Some have said that SAIMR, to some extent, neutralise's bites from these two species. In lieu of nothing else, I would try it.
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Re: monical and spectical cobra bite ?

Postby Bushviper » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:15 am

Firstly these would be Monocled and Spectacled cobras not what you have written.
Secondly the snake bite antivenom is made by SAVP and not SAIMR.
The antivenom has not be effective on all bites of these species (Peter Korner was one example) and as a result cannot be assumed will work every time. The two species mentioned seem to have different venoms depending on the locality and as a result it would be better if you have your specimens venom tested locally to see if this is an option if you get bitten.
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Re: monical and spectical cobra bite ?

Postby pinkscales » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:45 pm

Where could i have this done BV?
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