Botulism strikes animals on Navajo Reservation

Navajo livestock owners in New Mexico are worried about the spread of botulism among their animals.

Botulism, a bacteria, has been attributed to the deaths of several horses and mules in the St. Michaels, Arizona, area. But some fear the disease is spreading throughout the reservation.

Botulism is not contagious but is a serious disease, according to a veterinarian from Crownpoint Institute of Technology. Livestock owners say the tribe isn't doing enough to make people aware of the problem.

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