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Salmonella Colitis (in Growing Foal or Adult)

Synonyms: Paratyphoid, Non-typhoidal Salmonellosis

Salmonella is the most common cause of bacterial colitis in the horse. It causes severe, usually foul smelling diarrhea, life threatening dehydration, endotoxemia, and shock.

It is a common cause of hospital borne infection. In past years, Salmonella outbreaks have forced many large private and veterinary school hospitals to close and institute quarantine and bio-security protocols.

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Author: Doug Thal DVM Dipl. ABVP


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