Salmonella Basics: What You Should Know

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Clinically normal horses can shed Salmonella bacteria, especially when stressed. Reports on the percentage of horses shedding Salmonella have ranged from 1.5% to 64.5%, depending on whether the horse was hospitalized (higher numbers). Since stress can cause shedding, transport to the hospital--on top of the ailment requiring hospitalization--often means a high Salmonella

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