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Home:Equine Diseases: Equine Shigellosis

Equine Diseases

Equine Diseases - Shigellosis

Description of Equine Shigellosis Disease


Shigellosis is an acute infection of the intestine by shigella bacteria. The main symptoms are diahorrea, fever and abdominal pains. Blood and mucous in the stools can also indicate shigellosis.

Causes of Equine Shigellosis :

Shigellosis is usually contracted via contaminated food and water.

Treatment of Equine Shigellosis :

Call your vet who will most likely prescribe treatment.
Replacing fluid loss is extremely important.