Question: Hi Dustin My question is do you research and create anti-venom and how do you make it

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  1. Hi lbaber,

    No I don’t research and create antivenin. But a brief outline of how it is made.

    Firstly the relevant snakes are milked and the venom dried to get pure venom.

    This is then injected into horses, and sometimes goats (depending on the venom), in small amounts and the horse or goat over time builds up a resistance to the venom.

    The animals produce anti-bodies that essentially bind to the venom and so limit the effects of it.

    These anti-bodies are then extracted from the animals blood and are used to create antivenin.