Thesis / Dissertation

Coagulation factor activity patterns in venom-induced consumption coagulopathy from naturally occurring tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) envenomation in dogs

Mark Louis Eramanis, Manuel Boller (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Snake venom-induced consumption coagulopathy (VICC) is an important syndrome resulting from snake envenomation. The prothrombin activator notecarin D is responsible for this coagulopathy in tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) envenomation. In dogs, the presence of this coagulopathy is used to assist with the diagnosis of snake envenomation and, in some cases, can produce clinical signs associated with a coagulopathic envenoming. There are subtle differences in this syndrome between dogs and people, particularly concerning the development of clinical signs. Chapter two reviews tiger snake envenomation and the consequent VICC in Australian dogs with comparisons to human literature. The VICC syn..

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