Daily Archives: April 21, 2009

Mass Death of 21 Venezuelan Polo Horses – U.S. Open Polo Tournament in Wellington Florida


The world’s polo communities are talking about nothing else today after 21 horses from the Venezuelan Lechuza Caracas polo team died on the field and in the barn at the US Open Polo Tournament in Wellington, Florida. Several agencies are investigating what might be the largest poisoning of its kind in the history of equine sports. Could it have been accidental through contaminated food or medicine… or perhaps something more sinister?

Whatever the cause, until more is known this incident should have polo, jumping and race horse owners thinking about security of the animals and their feeds and medicines.

SunSentinel.com: PBSO and state investigations launched in deaths of 21 horses in Wellington

PalmBeachPost.com: Cause of 21 polo horses’ deaths could take days, weeks to determine


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