Pharmacy Statement On 21 Horse Deaths

Published: April 23, 2009 01:38 pm EDT

CNN has reported that a veterinary pharmacy in Florida today acknowledged that it incorrectly prepared medication used to treat 21 horses that all died around the time of an international polo match last weekend.

An internal investigation by Franck's Pharmacy in Ocala, Florida, "concluded that the strength of an ingredient in the medication was incorrect. We will cooperate fully with the authorities as they continue their investigations," the company said in a statement issued this afternoon.

On April 19, horses collapsed and died at a polo location in Florida, while some others passed away both in transit and at vet clinics.

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(With files from CNN)

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