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 +====== Rough Scaled or Clarence River Snake ======
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 +  * Rough scaled or Clarence River snake (//​Tropidechis carinatus//​)
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 +This information should be read in conjunction with the detailed background information on [[:​wikitox:​2.3.5.3.2_australian_venomous_snakes|Australian snakebite.]]
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 +|**Antivenom** |Tiger Snake: starting dose 1-3 ampoules, 4 if major envenomation|
 +|**Bite Site** |? 70% effective, mild local pain, swelling and bruising|
 +|**Principle venom effect** |Predominantly paralysis, minor myolysis, no significant coagulopathy|
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 +Restricted to wetter areas of coastal mid to NE Australia (NSW & Queensland),​ common within their habitat. Aggressive snake with strongly keeled (ridged) body scales, olive to dark brown with dark bands. Similar venom effects to tiger snake, dangerous and potentially lethal.
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 +**NOTE: Gives positive result in the tiger snake tube of the Venom Detection Kit.**
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 +Preferred antivenom is CSL Tiger Snake Antivenom.
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 +===== REFERENCES =====
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 +[[http://​www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/​entrez/​query.fcgi?​cmd=Retrieve&​db=PubMed&​list_uids=6098054&​dopt=Abstract|Morrison JJ, Tesseraux I, Pearn JH, Harris J, Masci PP.]] Venom of the Australian rough-scaled snake, Tropidechis carinatus: lethal potency and electrophysiological actions. Toxicon 1984;​22(5):​759-65. \\
 +[[http://​www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/​entrez/​query.fcgi?​cmd=Retrieve&​db=PubMed&​list_uids=10685181&​dopt=Abstract|Shea GM]]. The distribution and identification of dangerously venomous Australian terrestrial snakes. Aust.Vet.J. 1999;​77(12):​791-8. \\
 +Sutherland SK, Tibballs J. Treatment of snake bite in Australia. In: Sutherland SK, Tibballs J, editors. Australian Animal Toxins. 2nd ed. Melbourne: Oxford University Press; 2001. p. 286-342. \\
 +White J. Clinical Toxicology of Snakebite in Australia and New Guinea. In: Meier J, White J, editors. Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms and Poisons. 1st ed. New York: CRC Press; 1995. p. 595-618.
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