Necropsy Shows Racehorse Died of Colitis Complications

The initial necropsy report on Team Valor's Sailor's Cap, who died suddenly in his stall three days after winning the June 14 Poker Stakes, showed that he died of probable cardiac arrest caused by colitis-X.

The Merck Veterinary Manual explains colitis-X as a peracute, fatal disease of horses that is "characterized by sudden onset of profuse watery diarrhea and development of

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