More Than 80 Horses Seized in Oregon

Veterinarians euthanized eight of the horses due complications from severe hoof neglect, including arthritis and laminitis, officials said.

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Dozens of horses are receiving rehabilitative care after authorities seized them from a Deschutes County, Oregon, farm earlier this week.

Sergeant William Bailey, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office public information officer, said deputies responded to a request for a wellness check on an allegedly injured and possibly neglected horse at a property in Terrebonne on March 25. Upon arrival, deputies found 83 mostly Arabian horses in various stages of severe hoof neglect residing on the farm.

“Some of them have hooves that curl around their legs,” Bailey said.

None of horses were malnourished, he added

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Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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