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Tetanus - 'lockjaw' Owner Factsheet

Horses are susceptible to a number of serious infectious diseases, eg tetanus (lockjaw) and influenza (flu), fortunately there are vaccines available for some of these common conditions.

Image: Tetanus: typical stance
©Gigi Kay

What is tetanus?

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What are the signs of tetanus?

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How can I prevent my horse from contracting the disease?

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What should I do if I think my horse has tetanus?

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What is the likely outcome if my horse contracts tetanus?

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