LIGHTNING RELEASES — July 24, 2014- Los Angeles, CA- MT Venom, LLC announces that its proprietary antivenin for exclusive use by veterinarians called VENOM VET™ was issued a sale and distribution permit by the USDA in April 2014. VENOM VET™ is a polyvalent equine derived antivenin developed for use against snakebites to dogs from RATTLESNAKES, COPPERHEADS AND COTTONMOUTH/ WATER MOCCASINS. VENOM VET™ is now available for immediate purchase and use by veterinarians through a nationwide network of distributors.
Walter Escobar, CEO of MT Venom, announced: “We are excited that the veterinary community now has a new USDA licensed antivenin product available to treat dogs bitten by rattlesnakes, copperheads and cottonmouth water moccasins. Our company goal was to develop and distribute antivenin that is readily available, safe, effective and reasonably priced compared to historical prices of antivenin so that any canine needing treatment due to envenomation will not be precluded from treatment due to the price of antivenin”.
Early use of VENOM VET ™ (within 6 hours of snakebite) has been shown by safety and efficacy clinical trials, conducted for the USDA sale and distribution permit, to be effective in stabilizing and reducing the clinical deterioration and the occurrence of toxicity on a dog’s: CELLS, MUSCLES, NERVES AND BLOOD CELLS.
There are several key components to VENOM VET™:
- VENOM VET™ REQUIRES NO RECONSTITUTION – IT IS IN LIQUID FORM-NO MIXING OR WAITING-READY TO USE IMMEDIATELY
- VENOM VET™ ELIMINATES THE Fc FRAGMENT THEREBY REDUCING HYPERSENSITIVITY REACTIONS
- VENOMVET™ IS A F(ab)2 ANTIVENIN THAT HAS TWO ANTIGEN BINDING SITES PER MOLECULE
- VENOMVET™ HAS ATHREE YEAR SHELF LIFE
VENOMVET™ is available through the following nationwide distribution network of major distributors:
For the United States (except for VCA facilities): Vedco, Inc., 5503 Corporate Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64507 supplies VENOM VET ™ to the following distributors who can be contacted direct to purchase VENOM VET ™:
- Henry Schein Animal Health
- Merritt Veterinary Supply
- Midwest Veterinary Supply
- Miller Veterinary Supply
- MWI Veterinary Supply
- Patterson Veterinary Supply
- Penn Veterinary Supply
- Victor Medical Company
For VCA facilities: Contact Vet Source, 17014 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97230.
For further information or questions concerning VENOM VET ™ contact MT Venom, LLC at: