Venom Yields From Australian and Some Other Species of Snakes

Ecotoxicology. 2006 Aug;15(6):531-8. doi: 10.1007/s10646-006-0089-x. Epub 2006 Aug 26.

Abstract

The wet and dry venom yields for most Australian native dangerous snakes and a number of non-Australian species are presented. Snakes from the Pseudonaja genus yielded higher than previously published amounts and suggest reconsideration be given to increasing the volume of antivenom in each vial. Higher percentage solids were obtained from venoms from the 4 cobra species (Naja) and Pseudechis genus included in this series.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Australia
  • Snake Venoms / chemistry*
  • Snake Venoms / metabolism*
  • Snake Venoms / toxicity*
  • Snakes / classification
  • Species Specificity

Substances

  • Snake Venoms