Categories

Botulism Type B: A Preventable, Deadly Disease

Equine botulism kills without warning, and seemingly, without a trace.

Please join us to learn more about this deadly disease and what you can do to protect your horses and foals.

It’s time to spread the word. It’s time to expose botulism.

What: A botulism seminar presented by Dr. Joe Lyman in […]

Combating equine botulism myths – Part five

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. For our first post on a myth surrounding the geographic location of botulism, click here. For our second post on round bales, click here, for our […]

Combating equine botulism myths – Part four

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. For our first post on a myth surrounding the geographic location of botulism, click here. For our second post on round bales, click here, and for […]

Not just botulism: Preventing secondary problems

When caring for a horse that has equine botulism, secondary health problems also are a concern.

Secondary problems are those that may not necessarily be derived from the toxin, but can happen as a result of the effects of the illness, such as the animal becoming recumbent. Horses with equine botulism can encounter a range […]

Botulism podcast available

A new podcast is helping to answer questions about equine botulism.

It features Dr. Amy Johnson of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, who has been a featured speaker on botulism several times on The Horse, along with Neogen veterinarians. In the latest podcast, Dr. Johnson discusses botulism types, prevalence and symptoms.

The […]

Combating equine botulism myths – Part three

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. For our first post on a myth surrounding the geographic location of botulism, click here. For our second post on round bales, click here.

Myth: I’ve […]

Combating equine botulism myths – Part two

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. For our first post on a myth surrounding the geographic location of botulism, click here.

Myth: Horses only get botulism from round bales. Since I don’t […]

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. […]

More than one route to toxicity: Wound botulism (Part three)

Moderator’s note: Horses acquire botulism in one of three ways. This three-part series delves into the different routes of transmission and prevention methods. Part one looked at forage poisoning while part two discussed toxoinfectious botulism.

Wound botulism

Unlike the other methods of transmission, wound botulism can occur without the horse ingesting Clostridium botulinum spores or […]

More than one route to toxicity: Toxoinfectious botulism (Part two)

Moderator’s note: Horses acquire botulism in one of three ways. This three-part series will delve into the different routes of transmission and prevention methods. Part one looked at forage poisoning.

Toxoinfectious botulism

When it comes to toxoinfectious botulism, foals are particularly at risk.

Toxoinfectious botulism occurs when a horse ingests Clostridium botulinum spores. Once in […]