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Barr: Icelandic Broodmare

“People think that because they don’t live in a high-risk area their horse isn’t going to get botulism,” says Bonnie Barr VMD, Dipl. ACVIM. “That’s not necessarily true, especially if your horse

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Combating equine botulism myths – Part one

Editor’s note: When it comes to equine botulism, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. In our latest series, we hope to tackle some common misconceptions about the disease.

Myth: Equine botulism only happens in Kentucky.

Fact: The bacteria that causes botulism, Clostridium botulinum, is found in soil throughout the U.S. and around the world. […]