Botulism & Shaker Foal


What's Lurking in Your Forage?

November 09, 2015

From toxins and molds to opossum droppings and animal carcasses, forage can contain a variety of harmful contaminants.... Read More


Caring for Critically Ill Newborn Foals

June 03, 2015

Learn about healthy foals, problems that are common in newborns, how veterinarians treat these issues, and more.... Read More


Infographic: Vaccinating Your Horse

December 15, 2014

Learn how vaccines can protect horses, why they're important, and which ones your horse needs in our visual guide.... Read More


Horses and Infectious Disease

August 29, 2014

Learn about 20 important equine infectious diseases that could make your horse sick.... Read More


Researchers Define Botulism Survival Rates in Adult Horses

August 12, 2014

Penn Vet researchers found that adult horses that retained the ability to stand had a 95% survival rate.... Read More


Infographic: Botulism

July 14, 2014

Learn how this potentially fatal neurologic disease affects horses and how to prevent it.... Read More


Equine Botulism Reviewed

April 04, 2014

The most common way adult horses contract the disease is by eating feed that contains animal remains.... Read More

A Belgian mare with botulism is placed into a hydraulic lift at Ohio State University.


Botulism in Horses: An Update

August 10, 2013

Learn about current recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of this often deadly disease.... Read More


Diagnosing and Managing Tetanus and Botulism in Horses

July 31, 2012

Vaccination reduces horses' risk of contracting tetanus and botulism, two often-fatal diseases.... Read More


Equine Emerging and Surging Diseases: What's on the Horizon?

July 17, 2012

Emerging and re-emerging diseases can devastate equine populations and cost the industry millions of dollars.... Read More


Botulism Outbreak Suspected in Maine Horse Deaths

April 30, 2012

Agricultural authorities believe a botulism outbreak is responsible for the deaths of 23 horses at one farm.... Read More


Botulism Kills Five Indiana Horses

March 27, 2012

Five horses in Reddington, Ind., are dead after contracting the botulism toxin from an "unknown food source."... Read More

Finally, Tanner says, “It’s important for everyone to remember that horses need to be members of a herd. Horses are always happier when other horses are around. They need to see a companion, whether it’s right beside them or across the aisle.”


UK Equine Showcase Presents Young Horse Research

March 22, 2012

The UK Equine Showcase held Jan. 20 focused on young horse heath, including infectious disease and deworming.... Read More


Botulism or Ticks Likely Caused Australian Horse Deaths

November 02, 2011

Botulism and scrub tick infestations both cause the progressive muscular paralysis seen in the deceased horses... Read More


New Bolton Center Free Lecture on Botulism and Horses

September 20, 2011

On Oct. 4, the New Bolton Center will present "BoTox: Good for Your Wrinkles, Not Good for Your Horse."... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2011

July 07, 2011

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, United Kingdom, and other sources reported the following ... Read More


Vaccination Basics For Horses

June 01, 2010

Vaccines are "cheap insurance" to protect your horses from more costly--and potentially deadly--diseases.... Read More


Botulism Poisoning Claims Tennessee Horses

May 19, 2010

Seven horses belonging to a Spring Hill, Tenn., riding academy are recovering after ingesting hay contaminated with botulism. Four other animals were euthanized at the scene as a result of botulism poisoning. The surviving horses were transport... Read More


Type A Botulism in Horses Described in Case Review

March 24, 2010

Ten years of data from type A botulism outbreaks in horses helps us better understand the disease.... Read More


Beat Botulism

March 01, 2010

Botulism is largely avoidable, but immediate veterinary treatment could help save an affected horse's life.... Read More


Equine Grass Sickness Reviewed

January 07, 2010

A fatal gastrointestinal disease once limited to Scotland is being seen more frequently in certain parts of the world due to geographical progression, said British researchers. Frequently occurring throughout Great Britain, equine gr... Read More


Botulism Reviewed for World Equine Vets

November 23, 2009

An overview of botulism was given at the 2009 WEVA Congress by Nathan M. Slovis DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, CHT (certified in hyperbaric oxygen therapy), director of the McGee Critical Care and Medical Center at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in... Read More


Botulism in Horses: A Deadly Disease

June 25, 2009

Botulism is a deadly disease caused by the toxins produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The botulinum toxin is a potent neurotoxin that impairs nerve function, including those of the diaphragm, leading to paralysis. When the... Read More


Vet Confirms Botulism Caused Recent Wyoming Horse Deaths

May 31, 2009

A dozen horses that died in a pasture west of Casper, Wyo., last month had botulism, according to a report appearing on

George Marble, DVM, said three... Read More


New Equine Fact Sheets Available on

March 06, 2009 now offers additional Fact Sheets on topics our readers have indicated are important to them based on searched terms, reader views on that topic, surveys/polls, and personal communications.

Following are the newest Read More