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….

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Is tetanus caused from rusty nails?

The organism that causes tetanus, Clostridium tetani, lives in soil and manure and enters the body through wounds, like a wound caused by a nail. Tetanus can be avoided with vaccination….

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