Equine Shigellosis Disease
Description of Equine Shigellosis Disease:
Shigella bacteria, contracted via contaminated food and water, causes acute infection of the small intestine, resulting in shigellosis.
Symptoms of Equine Shigellosis:
If your horse exhibits symptoms such as
• Blood and mucous in the stools
Treatment of Equine Shigellosis Disease:
You should call your vet who will test for shigellosis. Treatment will centre around ensuring fluid loss is rapidly replaced. Antibiotics may be prescribed.