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Scientists: Cyanide from cherry trees killed foals

Updated: May 25, 2001, 6:59 PM ET
By Glenye Cain | Daily Racing Form

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- After nearly a month of pursuing theories that resulted in dead ends, researchers said Thursday that the wild black cherry tree is responsible for the mare reproductive loss syndrome that has swept central Kentucky farms this spring and caused at least 1,200 abortions in broodmares. According to preliminary findings presented by Gluck Equine Research Center scientists, ...

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