Author: Kathleen Fernandes Grego

One hundred years maintaining snakes for antivenom serum production at Butantan Institute

Maintenance of snakes at Butantan Institute has started in the last century, intending to produce an antivenom serum to reduce deaths caused by snakebites. Based on records from the Laboratory of Herpetology of the institute, the maintenance of snakes for venom production is described. The study shows how changes carried out in captive husbandry affected the welfare of animals and the quantity of venom produced. Read More →