Equine botulism and acute pasture myodystrophy: new soil-borne emerging diseases in Switzerland?

@article{Gerber2006EquineBA,
  title={Equine botulism and acute pasture myodystrophy: new soil-borne emerging diseases in Switzerland?},
  author={Vinzenz Gerber and Reto Straub and Joachim Frey},
  journal={Schweizer Archiv fur Tierheilkunde},
  year={2006},
  volume={148 10},
  pages={553-9}
}
In Switzerland, the incidence of equine botulism and acute pasture myodystrophy have remarkably increased in the last five years. Equine fodder-borne botulism in Europe is most likely caused by Clostridium botulinum types C and D that produce the toxins BoNT/C and BoNT/D. Horses showing signs suggestive of botulism (muscle weakness and tremors, reduced tongue tone, slow chewing, salivation and difficulties swallowing, drooping eyelids, mydriasis), especially patients that have fed on suspect… CONTINUE READING

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