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Endotoxemia in Horses
Endotoxins are large molecules that make up the outer wall of certain gram negative bacteria. When released into the blood stream, they can cause systemic disease including diarrhea and founder, shock, and death. Endotoxemia is a serious complication of inflammatory bowel disorders, retained placenta, and septicemia. This article discusses what endotoxins are, how they affect horses, and treatment for endotoxemia.
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~Last Updated: April 17, 2011;
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