Lives In The Balance--Botulism

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Botulism, an often-deadly disease in foals, can be prevented easily and inexpensively with proper management. Botulism is a familiar term to most of us as a disease that humans get from eating improperly preserved food. In horses, botulism causes extreme muscle weakness, and foals affected with the disease often are called “shaker foals” because their muscles tremble when they attempt to

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