Pharmacy Admits Error in Dead Polo Ponies Case

A Florida pharmacy says it wrongly prepared horse medications prior to polo match, leading to the death of 21 horses.

April 23, 2009 — A veterinary pharmacy in Florida acknowledged Thursday that it incorrectly prepared medication used to treat 21 horses who all died around the time of an international polo match last weekend.

The deaths of the ponies, witnessed in full view by spectators Sunday in a dramatic scene where horses collapsed one after another, have shaken the prestigious polo tournament at the marquee International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida.

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