About our Snake Antivenom: (Pit Viper Antivenom – Crotalidae Antivenom): A polyvalent antivenom F(ab’)2 fragments derived from horses hyperimmunized against the venoms of Crotalus sp. and Bothrops sp. Product is not currently available for sale or distribution in the United States.
What pit vipers are found in the United States? The following is a list of common North American pit vipers: Agkistrodon contortrix (copperhead); Agkistrodon piscivorus (cottonmouth); Crotalus adamanteus (Eastern Diamondaback Rattlesnake); Crotalus atrox (Western Diamondback Rattlesnake); Crotalus cerastes (Sidewinder); Crotalus enyo (Lower Californian Rattlesnake); Crotalus horridus (Timber Rattlesnake); Crotalus lepidus (Rock Rattlesnake); Crotalus mitchelli (Speckled Rattlesnake); Crotalus molussus (Blacktail Rattlesnake); Crotalus pricei (Twin-spotted Rattlesnake); Crotalus ruber (Red Diamond Rattlesnake); Crotalus scutulatus (Mojave Rattlesnake); Crotalus tigris (Tiger Rattlesnake); Crotalus viridus (Western Rattlesnake); Crotalus willardi (Ridgenose Rattlesnake); Sistrurus catenatus (Massasauga); Sistrurus miliarius (Pigmy Rattlesnake)
What is the need for Veterinary Antivenom? Antivenin for snakes (snakebites) is a rapidly growing area for veterinary medicine owing to the hundreds of thousands of bites per year in the United States. BioVeteria Life Sciences, LLC estimates, based on market research, that approximately 250,000 dogs and cats are envenomated by pit vipers (rattlesnakes, copperheads, etc.) each year in the United States. Currently, there is only one approved veterinary antivenom in the United States. BioVeteria is developing a new antivenom with different characteristics than the currently approved veterinary snake antivenom. Visit BioVeteria Life Sciences, LLC to learn more about our programs.
What is the difference between snake antiVENIN and snake antiVENOM? Nothing, they are synonymous.