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Old 01-01-2008, 05:32 AM  
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Botulism in dogs

My BIL who lives less than a mile away, found his 6 yr old Australian Shepherd laying by the door nearly paralyzed. They took her to the vet but it was too late. The vet said Botulism. This dog was a true farm dog, working the cows and running the farm. She was a tough little thing. What causes botulism in dogs? Anybody have any experience with it?
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Old 01-01-2008, 05:43 AM  
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I'm so sorry-I did some digging around and here's what I found-
Botulism in dogs is rare however, the majority of cases of canine botulism are
caused by neurotoxin type C; a few are caused by type D. Cases are typically
caused by ingestion of the toxin. This may come from the ingestion of
contaminated carrion, or in hunting breeds exposed to wetland areas with avian
botulism epizootics. The incubation period in dogs ranges from a few hours to 6
days. Duration of illness is from 14-24 days.


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Old 01-01-2008, 08:33 AM  
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I have never heard of it. I am sorry for the loss of your BIL's dog, that is so sad.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:50 AM  
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I was thinking from eating dead animals (but she doesnt really do that) or from birds. They have a bunch of birds around the place. It is an organic dairy farm. I was wondering the risks of other people and animals if it was from birds. Or would it be rare that more than one animal would get it?
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:14 AM  
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Sorry for the loss of your BIL aussie, I have one and believe me they are not stupid dogs. Sounds like the dog might have gotten into some anit-freeze or poison of some sort.
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:09 PM  
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The best advise you could possibly get would be from a vet in your area. I understand your concerns, I would be too!! That is a very scary situation. Please let us know what you find out!!!
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