Nation Briefs: Toxin cited in horse deaths

Oklahoman Published: April 21, 2009
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ANIMALS

Toxin cited in horse deaths
WELLINGTON, Fla. — The sudden death of 21 polo horses at a championship event in Florida may have been caused by a toxin in the animals’ feed, vitamins or supplements, veterinarians said Monday. The deaths shocked this affluent equestrian and golfing community in central Palm Beach County, where the International Polo Club Palm Beach hosts the U.S. Open Polo Championship every year.

Horse attack investigated
ANZA, Calif. — Authorities have arrested a Southern California man after determining that a dead horse on his property had been struck repeatedly in the head with a sledge hammer and decapitated with a chain saw. Riverside County sheriff’s Deputy Herlinda Valenzuela said Monday that Jack Ziniuk summoned deputies to his Anza home Sunday and told them his horse was having seizures after being attacked by dogs and needed to be put down.

GEOGRAPHY

Four Corners may miss mark
SALT LAKE CITY — Tourists who think they’re putting a hand or foot in each of four states at the Four Corners area are apparently missing the mark — by about 2.5 miles. National Geodetic Survey officials say the Four Corners marker showing the intersection of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah is about 2.5 miles west of where it should be.

DISASTER

Town tries to fix sewers
VALLEY CITY, N.
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