Poisoning ruled out in deaths of 7 horses

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities have ruled out poisoning in the deaths of seven horses in Maury County.

Sheriff's Detective Terry Chandler said one of the carcasses was sent to a state agriculture laboratory and tests for poison came back negative, The Daily Herald reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/wDtRBC).

LeeAnn LeMaster said on Feb. 12 she found six mares and a stallion dead within 50 feet of each other. Three other horses were unharmed.

Chandler said the horses appeared to be well cared for and foul play is not suspected.


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  • by cinm Location: Tn on Feb 23, 2012 at 07:19 PM
    Someone told me once of some mini horses that were close to a tree that had been struck by lightening. The minis that were close by died. The ones that were not so close were fine with no signs of trauma. They lost 7 minis.

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