Venoms of the following snakes are used as antigens in the preparation of the polyvalent antivenom: puff adder, gaboon adder, rinkhals, green mamba, Jameson's mamba, black mamba, Cape cobra, forest cobra, snouted
cobra and Mozambique spitting cobra.
Guide to initial dosage of antivenoms for some southern African snake species(5) species English name antivenom initial dose Bitis arietans Puff adder SAVP 50 - 100 Polyvalent ml Bitis gabonica gaboon viper SAVP 50 - 100 Polyvalent ml Dendroaspis polylepis black mamba SAVP 50 - 200 Polyvalent ml Dendroaspis angusticeps Eastern green SAVP 50 - 100 mamba Polyvalent ml Dispholidus typus boomslang SAVP 20 ml boomslang Naja annulifera Snouted
SAVP 50 - 120 cobra Polyvalent ml Naja haje Egyptian SAVP 50 - 120 cobra Polyvalent ml Naja mossambica Mozambique SAVP 100 ml spitting Polyvalent cobra Naja nigricollis black-necked SAVP 50 - 100 spitting Polyvalent ml cobra Naja nivea Cape cobra SAVP 80 - 120 Polyvalent ml
David Jones, 45, has spent four months in a 5m x 4m sealed room with two black mambas, two green mambas, three snouted
cobras, seven bloomsangs and 27 puff adders.
The snakes will include snouted
cobras, green and black mambas, deadly puff adders and boomslangs.
Campaigners are battling to save species like this short snouted
sea horse (above)
The water vole, the short snouted
and spiny seahorses, and two varieties of burnet moth are five of the creatures the Government recommends adding to Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
All pigs have teeth and long snouted
pigs are particularly well able to use them.
Protection was also called for the short snouted
and the spiny seahorses and two varieties of burnet moth.