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Botulism Vaccination Protocols for Horses

What are the recommendations for the equine botulism vaccine? Is there a booster series? Once you start vaccination, how frequently do you need to go back for more doses?

Dr. Daniela Luethy covers recommendations for the botulism vaccination and booster series for horses in an excerpt from the Ask TheHorse Live Q&A: “Botulism: Deadly to […]

Horse and unborn colt lost to equine botulism

When it comes to equine botulism, most people associate the disease with northeastern and Appalachian U.S. states. However, the toxin-producing bacteria that causes equine botulism, Clostridium botulinum, can be found anywhere.

Ashley Godwin was living in Florida when she lost her seven-year-old Thoroughbred mare, and her unborn colt, to equine botulism on Christmas Eve. She […]

‘Devastated’ owners say deaths could have been prevented

Talk radio plays in the background of a barn, a rooster crows and ducks quack. But the sound of Newfoundland ponies clomping across the floor is gone.

In Winterton, Canada two owners are mourning the sudden loss of their two ponies, which are believed to have died from botulism, a highly fatal, neurologic disease often […]