For Life and Limb: Amputation

It is a sight that sickens the toughest of horsemen. A magnificent Thoroughbred is reaching to the bottom of the well to summon up one last burst of speed as the wire approaches. Suddenly, the horse falters, then goes down, a portion of one leg dangling uselessly. Most think of only one solution--quick, humane euthanasia.

Unfortunately, it isn't just racing that can cause death-dealing

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