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Overview of Venomous Arthropods

By Charles M. Hendrix, DVM, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University


Envenomation of animals by poisonous arthropods is relatively uncommon and difficult to recognize. It may be suspected relative to presenting clinical signs, but confirmatory evidence is rare because of the inability to capture the offending arthropod.