Botulism & Shaker Foal

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Botulism: A Deadly Toxin

Botulism results from a deadly toxin that strikes horses swiftly, but exposure can easily be prevented. Dr. Rocky Mason of Hagyard Equine Medical institute tells us more.

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Beat Botulism

Botulism is largely avoidable, but immediate veterinary treatment could help save an affected horse’s life.

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Botulism in Horses: A Deadly Disease

Botulism is a deadly disease caused by the toxins produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The botulinum toxin is a potent neurotoxin that impairs nerve function, including those of the diaphragm, leading to paralysis. When the

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Consider Vaccinating Horses Against Botulism

The recent deaths of approximately 100 horses in Florida in an apparent outbreak of equine botulism have highlighted the need for a better understanding of the causes of the dreaded disease, and how it can be prevented.

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Botulism: A Perfect Killer

Horses are highly susceptible to botulism toxins; vaccination and feed/water management are key to prevention.

Botulism is an often-lethal disease caused by a bacterial toxin. Although

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“Tuesday Talk” Highlights Neurologic Issues

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center presented “Equine Neurological Issues Over the Life Course” during its first Tuesday Talk session of the season. The seminar, which was held in Leesburg, Virginia, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, featured Martin O.

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