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What is salmonella?

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause severe diarrhoea in foals and adult horses. 

There are many types of salmonella, but the most common one in horses is Salmonella typhimurium, an organism that can also affect cattle and humans.1


  1. Salmonella in Horses. The Horse, May 2005. Available online: Accessed 26/8/13.