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Suspected botulism in foxhounds
  1. PG Darke,
  2. TA Roberts,
  3. JL Smart and
  4. PR Bradshaw


An outbreak of acute paralysis in a pack of foxhounds, which followed the ingestion of raw and partially cooked meat, was almost certainly due to botulism. Botulinal toxin was detected in the serum of one of three hounds which recovered, and Clostridium botulinum type C was present in a sample of meat remaining from a batch fed to the hounds.

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