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RE: (Not meaning to) Stir the pot...

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Posted by: FR at Mon Aug 26 08:25:44 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

While I agree with you on hogs, your position of bites from such species as rattlesnakes are a little off.

My history with rattlesnakes is, 11 total bites(a fang puncturing the skin) a couple were sratches.

Of those 11 bites, 3 where hot bites(not dry) of those three, two did not required medical attention. Two resulted in localized swelling to above the wrist, the worse bite swelling to the shoulder.

My first bite received three vials of antivenom. the second and third, no treatment. None of the dry bites received any treatment and received no medical attention.

I have many many friends that have been bitten by rattlesnakes and my experience was similar to most. Serious bites from rattlesnakes, extensive tissue loss up to death are rare, but can and do occur.

Your right, normal hog bites, while some have some small reaction, are normally not serious and do not require medical attention.

Also, I do not agree with your report on Troys bite. It was not well reported, it just sounded that way. That's his stype. To sound convincing, but not necessarily accurate.

All venomous bites have blood work done, that is to determine what is going on, in the body. If its an allergic reaction, the blood would contain high levels of histamines. This was not done, so the report it based on assumption and not fact. In his case, we do not KNOW, it the reaction was based on a toxic substance or an allergic response. While the report was fine, the conclusion was based on assumption. Which pretty much makes the report invalid. I admire Troy for reporting the bite, and he did a good job at that. He had no proof what so ever as to what caused the swelling. His opinion was based on an assumption. Can localize swelling occur from hog bites, yes it can.

He may have been right or may have been wrong, who knows! Cheers


   

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