Forage Poisoning - Ingestion of toxins found in moldy hay, poorly fermented silage, dead animals in hay
¨Toxicoinfectious – Foals ingest bacteria > bacteria produce the toxin
¨Wound – Contaminated surgical equipment or wounds
What are the Symptoms of Botulism?
Weakness, difficulty eating or swallowing, difficulty walking, problems standing or lifting head, loss of muscle control in eyelids and tail, muscle paralysis
What is the Grain test?
Give horses a 8 ounces of grain. Horses with botulism will attempt to eat it without sing their lips, will have problems swallowing. problems will be shown by saliva and sometimes grain draining out of the nostrils