Horse illness raises questions of exact bacterial cause

Potomac fever in horses can cause severe diarrhea, high temperatures, abortion of fetuses, lethargy and anorexia


Scientists are investigating whether a species of bacteria shown to cause symptoms similar to Potomac fever in horses is present in Alberta.


It raises the possibility of extra biosecurity and isolation requirements, which could impact the owners of affected horses, said a researcher. <read more>

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