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Veterinary medicines
Availability of antivenom for treating adder bites in dogs
  1. Alan B. Sim
  1. The Ammonite Barn, Dorchester Road, Winfrith, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8DD
  1. e-mail: alanbsim{at}

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I HAVE learned from a leading veterinary wholesaler that it is no longer able to acquire European snake antivenom from Croatia. It hopes that a supply can be sourced elsewhere but, with back orders to be filled, it may be some time before new orders can be delivered.

I work in general practice in Dorset, in an area where adder bites in dogs are common. The practice in which I work sees an average of 17 snake bites per annum. The unavailability of …

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