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Veterinarians Caroline McKinney, left, and Daniela Bedenice right, posing with a horse in the middle of them
Cases of diarrhea that once would have been fatal are responding to fecal transplantation. Now Cummings School researchers are working to identify exactly how this procedure can help horses

For most humans and animals, diarrhea is an uncomfortable but minor problem. However, in horses, diarrhea can more easily turn deadly—killing some 25 to 30 percent of affected animals.