TETANUS


Can my horse die from tetanus?

Unfortunately, about 80% of infected horses die from tetanus. The bacteria produce a powerful nerve toxin, causing many muscles of the body to spasm uncontrollably. The first sign of a problem may be the way your horse moves and stands. When diagnosed early, vets may treat your horse with large doses of antibiotics and administer the tetanus antitoxin injection. Tetanus can be avoided with vaccination.


Join Health 4 Horses Today
For A Healthier, Happier Horse

Stay up-to-date with the latest news on horse health and what's happening in our community, plus gain access to
our regular newsletter, exclusive deals and competitions and view extra video series footage of the Hendra
documentary: 'A safer tomorrow'.

Find Us On Facebook