specimen (skin) was deposited in the Museum of Zoology, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur-Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico (Catalog No.
I loved the precise yet mysterious terminology--elapid, crotalid
, colubrine--as well as the exact descriptions.
7, 8) Crotalid
venom alters blood vessel permeability, resulting in loss of plasma and blood into the tissue along with breakdown of red blood cells.
Hamilton WJ and Pollack JA: The food of some crotalid
snakes from Fort Bennings, Georgia.
announced today that CroFab(TM) - Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine) has marked its fifth season of use as the primary antivenom* for crotalid
snakebites from snake species common to the United States.
CroFab is an intravenous antivenom used for the management of patients with North American crotalid
1994) have shown that the same plant extract and purified Wedelolactone neutralized the myotoxic effects of three other crotalid
venoms, namely B.
However, thanks to the availability of antivenom, together with widespread educational efforts and heightened media attention, only about a dozen deaths from North American crotalid
snakebites are reported each year.