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The most common causes of gastrointestinal colic at an equine referral hospital in South Africa were determined following retrieval of the medical records of horses admitted during a 10-year study period. The study included 935 horses of which 28% were admitted after hours. Most horses were...

Voigt, A.; Saulez, M. N.; Donnellan, C. M.; Gummow, B.
South African Veterinary Association, Pretoria, South Africa
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 2009, 80, 3, pp 192-198

The name Tulp (tulip) is given to a large number of plants of the Homeria and Moraea genera, and up to the present three of these (of about 50) have been proved to be toxic.
Cattle, donkeys, goats and sheep are most frequently poisoned. Horses seldom or never eat the plant.
The severity and...

13th & 14th Annual Report, Director Veterinary Education & Research, Union of South Africa, 1928, Part 1, pp 197-202

Most domestic species are susceptible to tetanus, and as in human beings, the limiting factor on incidence is probably vaccination. Some species,...

Cover for bovine papillomatosis

Bovine papillomaviruses (BPVs) produce generally benign tumours of the skin and of the mucous membranes of the alimentary and urogenital tracts. The...


Clostridium botulinum is the bacterial agent responsible for the intoxication called botulism. Botulism results in a neuroparalysis in many mammalian...

Cover for anthrax

Anthrax is a per-acute, acute or sub-acute disease, primarily affecting herbivores as a soil-borne infection, but also capable of affecting other...

Cover for tuberculosis

Mycobacteria found in soil and water have been isolated from tissues of animals (Kazda, 1973; Falkinham et al., 1979). Mycobacterium fortuitum, a...

Cover for Clostridium perfringens enteritis and enterotoxaemia

Clostridium perfringens is an important cause of clostridial enteric disease in domestic animals, and a frequent cause of myonecrosis in both humans...

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