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Equine practice
Administration of fluids per rectum in horses
  1. Mark Gardiner
  1. Park Veterinary Centre, 256 Cassiobury Drive, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 3PA

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AFTER a successful outcome in treating a case of suspected botulism in a horse, I was encouraged to write to Veterinary Record by the owner/yard manager about the ease of long-term rehydration by the frequent administration of fluids per rectum, especially in non-hospitalised cases, after they noted the paucity of references in the literature to rectal fluids in the treatment of botulism …

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