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Do venomous animals apart from snakes have antivenom serum like how snakes do?

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Asked at 2010.10.19 21:55:28
Extraction of antivenom in snakes is a well established procedure - the snakes is made to bite an elastic glass lid and the venom gets squirted out into the flask.

If there is anitvenom available, how is it extracted?

If not what's how are people rescued from stings and bites of venomous animals like blue ringed octopuses, stone fishes, Inrukandji Jellyfish and so on
answer Raviisher  Answered at 2010.10.19 21:55:28
Antivenom is created by injecting a small amount of the targeted venom into an animal such as a horse, sheep, goat, or rabbit; the subject animal will undergo an immune response to the venom, producing antibodies against the venom's active molecule which can then be harvested from the animal's blood and used to treat envenomation.

Yes...other species besides snake have it too.
Spiders in Australia, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, USA and South America have it.
From all I know the..Sydney Funnel Wed Spider and the Redback Spider has it in Australia. There was a Redback Spider in our classroom when we were kids..and the teacher made us evacuate the classroom and killed it herself.

Some other spiders are the black widow spider and the button spider.

Besides spiders, Lonomia oblique caterpillar has it..from BRazil.

Our Indian red Scoripion has it itself!!

The Box Jellyfish and the Stone Jellyfish also has it ......again in Australia.

Most of these things are found in Australia...that's why Australia has antivenom at almost every hospital.
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