Develop your knowledge and understanding of venomous reptile species. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Reptile husbandry course bundle.
This module looks at legislation, venomous species, venoms, working with venomous species, handling equipment and methods, anesthesia, dead reptiles and emergency protocols, including:
Legislation – varies from country to country
Venomous species – snakes and lizards
Venoms – consequences of a bite
Working with venomous species – transportation, containment and labelling
Handling equipment / methods – snake tubes, hooks, tongs and forceps, shift boxes, snake bags, squeeze boxes, face shields
Anesthesia – restraint, inhalational anesthesia or injection methods
Dead reptiles - process for dealing with a dead venomous reptile
Emergency protocol – first aid procedures
Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Exotis (Reptiles) followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
This course was written and peer reviewed by:
This module is worth approximately 60 minutes of CPD.