Investigation Finds Weather and Exercise as Possible Factors in Saratoga Horse Deaths

Saratoga Springs, New York – An investigation into the 14 horse deaths at Saratoga Race Course last summer has revealed that there is no definitive cause for the tragedies, though rainfall has been highlighted as a potential contributing factor. The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) released a report on Monday, shedding light on the various risk factors that may have played a role in the 13 racing or training deaths of thoroughbreds during the …

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Rising Overdose Deaths Linked to Horse Tranquilizer in Hawaii Spark Concern

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The year 2023 brought a disturbing trend to light in Hawaii, as multiple overdose deaths were linked to a powerful horse tranquilizer. The tranquilizer, known as xylazine, is commonly used by veterinarians but has also been found in the illegal drug trade. The Hawaii Department of Health reported a sharp rise in overdose deaths involving xylazine in 2023, prompting concerns about the impact of this dangerous substance on the community. Overdose deaths …

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