Snake envenomation in Australia: The current state of play
Snake envenomation is a common reason for presentation of dogs and cats to Australian veterinary clinics, yet diagnosis and treatment continue to be challenging in some cases. Fortunately there has been an explosion of veterinary research in recent years, providing us with more evidence than ever to guide our patient management. This webinar will review the standard approach to diagnosis of envenomation and review the potential sequelae of envenomation. Treatment, with a focus on antivenom therapy, and current controversies will also be discussed.
Recording from 22 April 2021
Dr Claire Sharp BSc, BVMS, MS, DACVEC
Dr Claire Sharp is a Registered Specialist in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care and Senior Lecturer in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University. At Murdoch Claire is involved in clinical service in The Animal Hospital, teaching veterinary students, training interns and residents in ECC, and doing research. Claire did her specialty training in the US, but since returning to Australia in 2015 has been involved in research of snake envenomation and the SnakeMap initiative.