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Scientists develop new anti-venom to save dogs from snakebites

Canberra :Australian scientists have developed a new anti-venom to protest dogs and other household pets from deadly snakebites. According to the researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), this new more

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Published on: July 08, 2016 11:30 IST
Snake Bite Treatment
Snake Bite Treatment

Canberra :Australian scientists have developed a new anti-venom to protest dogs and other household pets from deadly snakebites.

According to the researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), this  new more effective and lower cost anti- venom  will help in reducing the number of deaths among dogs and cats bitten by venomous snakes in Australia, Xinhua news agency reported.

As per reports, Australia is home to 10 of the most venomous snakes in the world, and bitten pets are often unable to be saved as current treatments can be expensive, ineffective and difficult to access.

With the coordinated efforts of  CSIRO scientists andsmall biotech companies in regional Victoria,the treatment of venomous snakebites could be produced from the Eastern Brown and Tiger snakes.

Andrew Padula from Padula Serums, told media, that the partnership with CSIRO helped turn his new anti-venom idea into a reality.

"I've been working on anti-venom serums for dogs and cats for a while now but I really needed the expert equipment and skills of the CSIRO scientists to make the best product possible," Padula said in a statement.

All the test have been done to check this anti-venom treatment for positive results. The product has been given the green light for sale from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.

Soon it will become available on the market and will be used by vets around the country.

As per reports, the new anti-venom treatment could also be used for treating humans with snakebites, or against the toxins of paralysing ticks.

(With Agency inputs)

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