Yes, You Can Treat Your Snake Bite Patients Within Minutes

Meeting Date (All Meetings start at 7:30 PM): 
Venom Vet
Dr. Gena Broussard

Historically, snake bite envenomation patients in the veterinary field have faced delayed treatment with the use of an historically available lyophilized antivenom product. This traditional treatment, as well as a newer frozen plasma product, utilize a whole IgG antibody formulation, which significantly increases the risk of anaphylactic reactions. The newer technology of purified liquid polyvalent F(ab')2 antivenom, incorporated in the product Venom Vet, greatly increases the speed of treatment, which can significantly improve patient prognosis, while minimizing the risks of anaphylactic reactions and adverse side effects.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Gena Broussard graduated in 1988 from the School of Veterinary Medicine at U.C. Davis, where she also completed her undergraduate education. She has been a private practice veterinarian for the past 31 years, having worked in over 15 different small animal general and emergency practices throughout her career. Dr. Broussard most recently co-owned and practiced in a small animal private hospital in Southern California, which she and her veterinary partner had established and successfully run for the past 25 years before selling to pursue other interests. She is now a consultant for MT Venom LLC, which produces Venom Vet antivenom.

Company/Product Bio:

VenomVet antivenom is produced in Argentina by BioLab, which has been producing antivenoms for human use since 1983, as well as other pharmaceuticals. MT Venom LLC has the exclusive right to import VenomVet for sale in the United States. VenomVet has completed clinical trials for safety and efficacy through reviewed clinical trial protocols under the jurisdiction of the USDA. Based on the data from the clinical trials submitted to the USDA, VenomVet was authorized for sale as safe and effective in the treatment of canines envenomed by Crotalids when the directions provided with the product are followed.

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