Articles for tag: Botox Injections, Botulism, Dystonia, Neurotoxin, Safety Issues

Botulism- a Potentially Deadly Threat in Your Cupboard

Botulism is a feared and dangerous illness that results from being exposed to the toxins produced by a certain bacteria. Botulism is rare, fortunately, afflicting about 110 people each year in the United States. The mortality rate from botulism used to be fifty percent, but advances in treatment during the past few decades have reduced ...

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Causes of Botulism in Horses and Ponies

Botulism is also called clostridal disease, limberneck or forage poisoning. No matter what you call it, it is potentially lethal for a horse and mostly preventable. The main cause of botulism is a horse eating spoiled feed, hay or drinking water that was contaminated with spoiled feed or hay. “The Complete Equine Veterinary Manual” (David ...

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Why Open Kettle Canning is a Really Bad Idea

Back in olden times, “open kettle” canning was a simple method of canning home grown goods. Open kettle canning meant that you filled a hot jar with hot contents, and screwed on the lid without further processing. As the jar cooled, the lid would self seal. Some old timers still swear by this method of ...