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Veterinary expert discusses pros of equine botulism vaccine

Dr. Christina Vittoria, D.V.M. is a veterinary expert practicing equine, small ruminant and companion animal medicine at Willow Creek Equine Veterinary Services in Pennsylvania.

Recently, she wrote for newspaper Reading Eagle about a threat on the minds of all horse owners and caretakers — equine botulism. Dr. Vittoria answers a key question from a concerned […]

How equine botulism differs from similar ailments

Equine botulism is a progressive neuromuscular disease that quickly leads to paralysis. It typically causes death via respiratory failure when not treated soon after the onset of clinical signs. The disease happens due to a toxin produced by the spore-forming bacteria Clostridium botulinum. The most common type of toxin produced is type B, which accounts […]

Neogen sponsors Whole Horse Wellness Seminar open to farriers, vets

The invitation is open to veterinarians, vet technicians and farriers for the Whole Horse Wellness Seminar, presented by Kinetic Vet, to be held July 22-23. Experts and lecturers from across the country will be convening at The Jaeckle Centre and Equine Performax in Thompson Station, Tenn., for the event. Walk-in registrations will be accepted.

This […]