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Type C botulism in intensively farmed turkeys
  1. JL Smart,
  2. PW Laing and
  3. CE Winkler


Type C botulism in turkeys has been confirmed on several production sites by demonstrating the presence of toxin in sera from affected birds. Only male turkeys were affected, mortalities being up to 30 per cent. No source of toxin was found. Possible modes of intoxication are discussed.

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