Botulism associated with feeding alfalfa hay to horses
|Title||Botulism associated with feeding alfalfa hay to horses|
|Author(s)||Jeffrey Wichtel, R. H. Whitlock|
|Journal||Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association|
|Abstract||Botulism was believed to be the cause of progressive symmetric myasthenia in 8 horses on a farm in North Carolina. One horse was found dead, 6 were euthanatized after becoming recumbent, and 1 affected horse recovered. Cecal and colonic contents of 2 horses were determined to contain Clostridium botulinum spores. Alfalfa hay that was fed to the horses contained spores and toxin.|
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