Botulism in Foals: A Survivable Disease

Botulism in foals less than six months of age is readily treated, with a survival rate of more than 95% in appropriately treated foals. Treatment can include nursing care, intravenous fluid support, nasogastric or nasoesophageal tube feeding, broad-spectrum antimicrobials, oxygen therapy, and the administration of botulism antitoxin.

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