Horses are highly susceptible to botulism, which causes neurologic disease and death. Clostridium botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT), the underlying cause of botulism, tops the world’s list of potent toxins, which means BoNT is more poisonous than snake and spider toxins, arsenic, and mercury. Compared to other, smaller mammals, horses are much more sensitive to BoNT. For example, it takes less BoNT to kill a horse than it does to kill a mouse.
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