Last Update: March 2000
Author: F. A. Leighton
Reviewer: H. Artsob
Botulism is a form of food-poisoning caused by toxins produced by the putrefactive bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
There are several different forms of Botulism caused by different forms of botulinum toxin produced by different strains of the bacterium. Two different forms of Botulism affect wild birds in Canada.