zebra snake antivenom

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zebra snake antivenom

Postby bigvang62 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:56 pm

hi im looking for someone who could help me to produce antivenom for this snake<as far as i know there is no antivenom for this snake.ther was also a recent fatality.any help will be appreciated
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Re: zebra snake antivenom

Postby Fooble » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:00 pm

What is a Zebra snake?
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Re: zebra snake antivenom

Postby bigvang62 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:07 pm

also know as the zebra cobra:naja nigricollis nigricincta
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Re: zebra snake antivenom

Postby mailjvdb » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:22 am

Also Western Barred Spitting Cobra. Cool Snakes, nasty venom!
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Re: zebra snake antivenom

Postby michael » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:35 am

I am not sure if its entirely correct to say there is no antivenom for this snake, what about our local polyvalent antivenom. Then you should know that antivenom production is a fairly complex and very expensive so unless you have access to the right equipment, a couple horses and lots of money it is unlikely that you will get this right.
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Re: zebra snake antivenom

Postby Bushviper » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:53 am

The biggest problem with producing antivenom would be the collecting of specimens. They would have to have specific localities before the vaccine producers would even contemplate using the venom. The problem is that Namibia do not allow the collection of these snakes even for the production of antivenom.

Selling the antivenom will also be a problem because most of the people that do get bitten by this snake do not have the finances to purchase it and will fall back onto the SAVP polyvalent which helps to combat the effects of this venom, even if it is not a cure as such.
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