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Signs of Salmonella

The most obvious sign of salmonella is debilitating diarrhoea, which can prove deadly.Dehydration also results.1

The infection can cause septicaemia – bacterial blood infection that can spread to multiple organs and lead to death – particularly in foals.1

Signs of septicaemia include:

  • High fever
  • Dullness and depression
  • Bacterial spread to other organs
  • Possible death within 24 to 48 hours




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