Journal article

Retrospective evaluation of cats with elapid snake envenomation associated neurotoxicity requiring mechanical ventilation: 12 cases (2005-2014)

Hui Mei Ong, Kylie Kelers, Dez Hughes, Manuel Boller

JOURNAL OF VETERINARY EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively determine the population and outcome characteristics of a cohort of Australian elapid snake envenomed cats requiring mechanical ventilation (MV). DESIGN: Retrospective observational study (2005-2014). SETTING: Academic veterinary emergency and critical care service. ANIMALS: Twelve cats undergoing MV for elapid snake envenomation. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: The medical records were searched to identify cats requiring MV as part of treatment for elapid snake envenomation. Signalment, the indication for, duration of and complications associated with MV, duration of hospitalization, and survival to hospital discharge were recorded for each ..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers