Contagious and zoonotic bacterial infection caused by Salmonella spp, of which there are >2500 serotypes. Clinically normal horses can transiently shed Salmonella, with shedding more common during:

Concurrent illness: antibacterial usage, physiological disturbance

Stress: transportation, social, nutritional

Gastrointestinal disturbance: motility (especially colic), feed change

Resource Type

  • Guideline

Publish Date

January 1, 2017