Compost and Botulism

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  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I had a friend in Florida that was sure coccidiosis killed all her chicks. Turned out it was botulism from feed that had gotten wet.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I cringe when I read about people letting their chickens have access to compost piles. Is that the chicks got it?

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    According to her and what the vet told her, it was from feed getting wet. Do you think that is possible?
     
  5. casportpony

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    Sorry, you did say that... I don't fully understand how botulism works, so I don't know...

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  6. ChickenCanoe

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    Nor have I looked into it to the extent I should. I do know that moldy feed is a big problem but not sure how that relates to botulism toxin.
     
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    And these:
    Overview of Botulism in Poultry: Botulism: Merck Veterinary Manual

    www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/.../botulism/overview_of_botulism_in_poultry.html

    Botulism is an intoxication that results from ingestion of preformed exotoxin of ... There is concern that endangered avian species may be at risk of extinction ...

    Botulism: Clostridial Diseases: Merck Veterinary Manual

    www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/generalized_conditions/clostridial.../botulism.html

    Botulism is a rapidly fatal motor paralysis caused by ingestion of the toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum types A-G. The spore-forming anaerobic organism ...
     
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