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Monday, April 20, 2009

OT Polo Horses Die at Florida Meet

Apparently, several horses arriving from Venezuela dropped dead at the US Open in Florida Sunday.

Here are some links to the story...

NBC Sports Reports as 14 horses dying.

Google News This story claims it was 21.

There are many conflicting reports on the actual numbers of horses affected. They seem to suspect some sort of poison. Perhaps tainted drugs or feed, vets hope the necropsy reports will provide answers.

There are very few things that could cause a mass basically simultaneous die-off like this. Hopefully it has something to do with feed or drugs and is not an outbreak of infectious disease and not more widespread.