Botulism: Deadly to Horses

Horses are one of the most susceptible species to botulism. Find out how to protect your horse from this deadly neurologic disease. 
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Botulism: Deadly to Horses
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Fact: It takes less botulism toxin to kill a horse than a mouse. Yet, it might lurk in your horse’s hay. Find out why horses are at risk and how to protect them.

 

About the Experts:

Daniela Luethy

Daniela Luethy, DVM

Daniela Luethy, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (Large Animal Internal Medicine), is a lecturer in large animal internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center where she has managed numerous botulism cases during her tenure. Her primary research interests include hematology, oncology, and emergency/critical care. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her miniature horse, Apache, whom she adores.

Horses are one of the most susceptible species to botulism. Find out how to protect your horse from this deadly neurologic disease. 8/9/2018 20:00

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Daniela Luethy, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (Large Animal Internal Medicine), is a lecturer in large animal internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center where she has managed numerous botulism cases during her tenure. Her primary research interests include hematology, oncology, and emergency/critical care. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her miniature horse, Apache, whom she adores.

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