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BTG unrattled by venomous reports

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BTG has told Scrip that contrary to a recent media report, none of the venom it uses to produce CroFab – its antidote for rattlesnake bites – is obtained from "rattlesnake roundups," a practice which has come under scrutiny in the US. A pro-roundup activist had suggested that banning these organized hunts, such as the roundup held annually in Sweetwater, Texas, would cut off the supply of venom to BTG which it needs to make the antidote.

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