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Overview of Venomous Arthropods


Charles M. Hendrix

, DVM, PhD, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University

Last full review/revision Jul 2013 | Content last modified Jul 2013

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.

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