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Can Vet J. 1999 October; 40(10): 718–720.
PMCID: PMC1539814

Outbreak of acute colitis on a horse farm associated with tetracycline-contaminated sweet feed.


Exposure of a group of horses to tetracycline-contaminated feed resulted in acute colitis and subsequent death in one horse and milder diarrhea in 3 others. The most severely affected animal demonstrated clinical and pathological findings typical of colitis X. The other herdmates responded well to administration of zinc bacitracin.

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