can we use kings snakes to make an anti venom for rattlesnake bites?



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    It may be possible, but it is not the way that most antivenoms are produced.  Typically, the venom of a snake is “milked” and that venom is injected into a horse, sheep, or rabbit – which naturally produce antibodies against the snake venom.  These antibodies are then taken from the animal and saved as an antivenom.  It’s important to save these because the antivenom is specific to each snake and the closer related the antivenom is to the actual venom in a snake bite, the chances of the victim being saved is significantly higher.

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