21 polo horses die suddenly before race

healthy polo horses

healthy polo horses

The sudden death of 21 healthy Venezuelan owned horses before a polo match in Florida this weekend is the stuff novels are written about. However vets say that the collapse of healthy polo horses has to have been caused by a toxin in their food, tainted food, vitamins, supplements, water or…?

It appears that the toxin or poison has caused sudden cardiac arrest or make the heart suddenly stop. It may take weeks to find the actual poison that has caused this terrible “I’ve been in practice 50 years,” Dr. James Belden told The Palm Beach Post. “I’ve never seen anything like this.”

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Animals in the News AOLNews.com

The Palm Beach Post / ZUMA

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