Poisoned Horses Update; One Still Critical

Debbie Tomin, co-owner with her husband, Bill, of Rockridge Farm in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., told TheHorse.com late Sunday morning that "23 horses were fed the poisonous concoction (of apples, carrots, and oleander leaves).

"All the ones in the barn and three outside (were fed the dangerous mixture)," she said of the Saddlebreds at their farm. "We brought two home from the hospital yesterday (that had been poisoned), but one is still in critical condition.

"All the horses will have a blood test on Monday to see if their heart muscles have been affected," she said. "Once cleared, they can go back to work.
"We have no suspects, no disgruntled employees or clients," Tomin said. "Maybe they hit the wrong barn?"

A video survelience system will be installed on Monday, she said.

If you have any information that might lead the Tomins to finding out who deliberately tried to poison their horses, please e-mail rsfsickhorses@gmail.com.

About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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