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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of case history and clinical examination in 75 dogs bitten by Vipera berus

From: The effect of a single dose of prednisolone in dogs envenomated by Vipera berus – a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial

Parameter PRED (n = 38) PLACEBO (n = 37)
Age (mean, years) 3.5 4.5
Weight (mean, kg) 21.6 21.2
Males/females 21/17 16/21
Bitten in the head region/limb 31/7 31/6
Median time (range) elapsed from bite (hours) 2.75 (1–24) 2.25 (0.5-11.5)
  1. The dogs were treated with 1 mg/kg bodyweight prednisolone (PRED) or saline (PLACEBO) subcutaneously.