Accession Number:

AD0754069

Title:

Handbook of Dangerous Animals for Field Personnel

Descriptive Note:

Research and development Jul 1970-Jan 1972

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

125.0

Abstract:

The handbook describes the appearance, habits and distribution of some of the more common sea snakes, land snakes and crocodiles of southeast Asia. Color photographs and paintings of these animals are included as aids to recognition. A section on the American honeybee is included as a general guide to dealing with venomous insects future, additional sections will cover southeast Asian insects, spiders and scorpions. A medical section describes tests of the potency of antivenins for the bites of the Malayan pit viper, common cobra and blue krait, and suggests a dose schedule for treatment. Revisions and additions to this handbook are expected in response to readers comments and descriptions of encounters with dangerous animals to this end, questionnaires and encounter description forms are included at the end of the handbook.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE