Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Smuggled horses found to be diseased
AUSTIN -- The U.S. Border Patrol agents recently seized 10 adult horses and four yearlings as they attempted to enter Texas illegally by walking across the Rio Grande River near Indian Hot Springs, in southern Hudspeth County, south of El Paso. According to a May 18 Texas Animal Health Commission press release, the animals were turned over to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Service officials, who tested the horses in Presidio, for a number of disease conditions that are considered foreign to the United States. . . .
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