Risk-Based Vaccine: Botulism — American Association of Equine Practitioners

The American Association of Equine Practitioners created this fantastic resource on Clostridium botulinum Type B, which causes equine botulism, and the vaccine against it.

Neogen offers the vaccine BotVax B, which inoculates against botulism in three doses, each one month apart. BotVax B is the only U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved Clostridium botulinum type B toxoid […]

Botulism suspected in deaths of four horses

Early last month, four horses became sick and died in Kittitas Valley, a scenic region of the U.S. state of Washington. Equine botulism is the suspect in all four deaths.

The horses, which came from the same farm, began experiencing symptoms — including weakness, difficulty swallowing and tongue paralysis — around the same time. Two […]

Neogen launches ThyroKare™ Equine Powder

Neogen is proud to introduce the newly reformulated ThyroKare™ Equine Powder. Now available in both one-pound and 10-pound offerings, ThyroKare Equine Powder is a levothyroxine sodium supplement for horses.

“When I first introduced the new formulation to horses during on-farm testing, I was amazed how quickly it was consumed,” said Neogen’s Professional Services Veterinarian Dr. […]

Neogen reports record revenues and earnings

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that revenues for the fourth quarter of its 2016 fiscal year, which ended May 31, were $90,079,000, an increase of 15% compared to the prior year quarter. Revenues for fiscal 2016 increased 13% to $321,275,000 from the prior year’s $283,074,000. This increase was aided by recent acquisitions completed by […]

Threat of equine botulism realized after sudden death of ponies

In Winterton, Canada, two owners are mourning the sudden loss of their Newfoundland ponies after it’s believed they ate grass contaminated with botulism toxins.

Equine botulism, a rare but fatal neurologic disease, can occur suddenly in horses after they ingest toxins produced by a type of bacteria known as Clostridium botulinum. This bacteria can be […]

You have been warned: Stay away from these deadly toxins

When it comes to deadly poisons many people often think of cyanide, arsenic or strychnine as some of the most dangerous ones out there. However, a recent article points out that although these poisons are well known, there are several others that have been deemed the most deadly.

The LD50 (lethal dose, 50%) is the […]