Skip to comments.14 horses die just before polo match
Posted on 04/19/2009 11:29:51 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
(CNN) -- Fourteen thoroughbred horses dropped dead in a mysterious scene Sunday before a polo match near West Palm Beach, Florida, officials said.
State and local veterinary teams are trying to figure out what happened at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida, as team Lechuza Caracas prepared to compete in a U.S. Open match.
Two horses initially collapsed, and as vets and team officials scrambled to revive them, five others became dizzy, said Tim O'Connor, spokesman for the polo club.
"A total of seven died on our property," O'Connor told CNN. Seven other horses died en route to a Wellington horse farm and a veterinary hospital.
The cause of the deaths has not been determined, and necropsies and blood tests were underway, he said.
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I imagine they’re checking the feed. Awful.
Wonder if PETA had anything to do with this.
Wow...... ping for updates if ya will.
That is the very first thing that went through my head. The story is incredibly vague and short on details. It doesn't mention it, but I hope the local authorities are treating this as a crime scene.
Wouldn’t put it past some enviro-wack-jobs or other nefarious group.
I would if I knew how. The pinging thing is lost on me :(...still somewhat new.
Any weird stuff involving Venezuela needs looked into.
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Thanks , stay safe !
No, the racist, horse-killing, right-wing militias have struck again!
Heartbreaking. Very sad.
Here's more info...Looks like steroids tainted with a cleaning solution injected by an unlicensed Argentinian doctor...shameful. Horses valued at over $1M.
“I imagine theyre checking the feed. Awful.”
That would be my guess.
I dabbled in polo when in my 20s but was never good at it.
“five others became dizzy”
How can you tell if a horse is dizzy?
“Horse Deaths Ping...”
Thanks for that info...It makes more sense.
did some of the feed ingrediants come from China?
Impossible. I’ve never heard PETA advocate observance of the Tenth Amendment.
Weird........ what horse owner would allow any vet to inject anything into their animal before a competition. Especially a unlicensed , unknown hack ? More to this gonna come out.
Thanks for the update !!.....:o)
If he starts mumbling about pink donkeys.
I dabbed on polo when in my 20s but was never good at it. :)
Remember what Tony did to Ralphie after he figured out that Ralph killed Pie-Oh-My for insurance money.
WHOever was doping the horses grabbed the wrong chemical vial..
My first thought would be a mix-up with fly repellants since they all collapsed right before the match. If someone applied a concentrate instead of a diluted product, for instance.
(Note to self ... read the rest before replying)
Yup, doping the horses would do it, too.
My cousing use to run a polo and equestrian center in Ft. Myers FL a number of years ago.......
They’re just pining for the fjords...
The death toll is now at 21. How sad for everyone who cares for these horses.
Thanks for the info.
You can buy needles at any Tractor Supply and most horse owners prefer to give their own injections, just for the sake of time, in the event of an emergency, etc. Most GOOD, RESPONSIBLE horse owners know how to vet their own horses - you have to be able to do the basics, sometimes, in rural settings, it is a matter of life and death for the animal until the “real” vet comes, or, if you can get the horse onto a trailer, get them to an equine clinic. Remember, they are not cats or dogs, you can’t just stuff them in a carrier, pick it up and away you go in your Jetta!
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