163/22 | Clinical & Field Article | Veterinary Surgery and Radiology

Successful Therapeutic Management of Cobra Envenomation in an American Staffordshire Terrier

Anahita Kumar and Shraddha Singh

Worldwide Veterinary Service, India. Hicks International Training Centre, Assagao, Goa-403507

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal September 2022 : 99 (9) - pages 81 to 83
(Received: , Accepted: )


A 1.5 year old American Staffordshire Terrier was presented at WVS Hicks clinic in Goa on the 15th of April, 2022 with a history of snake bite. The animal was recumbent, showing signs of facial oedema, fang marks on the muzzle and dyspnoea. It was identified as cobra from the pictures taken by the owner and the dog was treated using anti-venom along with supportive and symptomatic treatment with corticosteroids, analgesics, antibiotics, antihistamine and anticholinergic drugs. Fluid therapy and careful monitoring were carried out for 5 days post-bite and the dog recovered uneventfully.

Key Words: cobra bite, dog, envenomation, snake bite

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