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Snakebit in Sweet Home: Not common, but it's happened

 

August 26, 2020



I always told folks that if they wanted to get a veterinarian to treat Salmon Disease in their dog, don’t go to Kansas.

Likewise, if you’re going to get a veterinarian to treat a snake bite, don’t come to Sweet Home.

But actually, I have treated one local snake bite, and it was on a horse.

The call came in the early afternoon on a hot August day in1977.

“Doc, I have a horse with a large swelling on his chest,” Bob said. “I was wondering if you could come up and get a look at him.”

Bob was a young man, maybe a few years older than me. He was well built, and his skin was deepl...



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