13 Horses Die From Contaminated Feed


A total of 13 horses have died and a remaining 36 horses are suffering from lifelong neurological disorders at a horse ranch in Clovis, California by eating contaminated feed.  The ranch specialized in teaching kids English riding and jumping, but today there are no sounds of happy kids riding horses.  The entire ranch has become a nursing home for damaged horses.

Katie Flanigan, who has been running the ranch since opening it’s doors to the public 7 years ago, told reporters “It’s similar to a hospice.  They trip and fall a lot.  Some days they are in distress, and the next they’ll be OK.”

The cause of the deaths and neurological disorders was monensin.  Wikipedia describes Monensin as: “Monensin is used extensively in the beef and dairy industries to prevent coccidiosis, increase the production of propionic acid and prevent bloat.”

Flanigan’s lawyer is hopeful that the company, Western Milling, and Flanigan can settle out of court and as of yet a lawsuit has not been filed.

Original Story: Fresno Bee

Original Video: ABC30

Author: Dale Williams <-- Become my friend on Facebook! - Phone: 724-964-6773


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