Neogen reps to appear on Horse Talk LIVE to raise awareness about disease

Neogen’s Laura Hadley and Greg Hastings will join Rood and Riddle Equine Veterinary Hospital’s Dr. Bonnie Barr and horse owner Jeremy Whited on Rural TV’s Horse Talk LIVE to discuss equine botulism and dispel myths surrounding the risk of botulism. The program will air at 3 p.m. Eastern time today and again at 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. tomorrow on Rural TV.

Equine botulism is caused by the botulinum toxin, which is produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, a common soil-dwelling bacteria found across the U.S. Horses most often are affected when they eat forages that have been improperly dried or stored and are contaminated with the toxin. Symptoms include muscle weakness, tremors and colic.

Neogen produces BotVax B, the only USDA-approved C. botulinum type B vaccine, which protects horses from the most common type of botulism.

To learn more, tune into Horse Talk Live at 3 p.m. Eastern today. If you miss it, remember it will air again at 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. tomorrow.

The show also is posted on Horse Talk LIVE’s website here.

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