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Why Can’t a Horse Live With Three Legs or Fix a Broken One?

My friend euthanized his horse after its leg broke during a race. We knew the horse well, and it was a favorite of my grandson’s. He immediately asked why they couldn’t fix his broken leg or let the horse live with three legs. Horses can’t live with three legs because their massive weight needs to …

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Why Are Race Horses Euthanized When They Break a Leg?

If you regularly watch horse racing, you’ve may have witnessed a horse euthanized on the track. Euthanization typically occurs when a horse breaks its leg during a race. Horses with a broken leg have a poor chance of healing because of their structural makeup, inability to restrict their movement, and infections. Euthanization is the most …

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Are Racehorse Deaths on the Rise? Stats Don’t Lie!

Recently there has been a rash of horse deaths on the major horse racing tracks in the United States. The news of the racehorse deaths made me wonder, are racehorse deaths on the rise? Racehorse deaths aren’t on the rise in the United States but quite the opposite. In the U.S., in 2019, 441 Thoroughbred …

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