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Botulism apparently killed 100 Florida horses

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Botulism was the apparent cause of death for
100 horses killed at a breeding farm within the last month.

A veterinarian with the Florida Department of Agriculture says the source was almost certainly the animals' feed.

Though further tests will be conducted, preliminary results and the animals symptoms point to botulism.

The horses suffered neurological damage and had to be put down by their owners.

The sick horses on the 87-acre farm were first discovered in late September and Early October.

Several horses given an antitoxin survived the poisoning.


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