Beware Botulism in Wet Weather

Wet weather is known to give rise to increases in some equine diseases, including botulism, Potomac horse fever, and mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile virus, and Eastern, Western, and Venezuelean equine encephalitis. One veterinarian at the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute (HEMI) in Lexington, Ky., noted that the hospital has seen a higher incidence of adult botulism cases in the

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