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Kentucky Horse Deaths Found to be Cyanide

Horses Killed By Cyanide

The first autopsy results on some of the over 500 miscarried thoroughbred fetuses in Kentucky have revealed features characteristic of cyanide poisoning. Cyanide causes victims to gasp for air, and Len Harrison, of the University of Kentucky, says that the foals? bodies and lungs were covered in small lesions, as...

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Mysterious Plague in Horses

The number of stillborn foals and spontaneously aborted fetuses from Kentucky mares has increased to a staggering rate this spring, in a mystery plague that has shot fear throughout the state?s $1.2 million thoroughbred horse industry. In April, 318 deaths were reported, in contrast to just 46 during the same period last year. Some farms have...

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