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Jan 8, 2013 8:05 AM by AP

Dead horse found near Baton Rouge airport

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish animal control officials are investigating the discovery of a dead, malnourished horse on Metro Airport property.

Animal Control Director Hilton Cole says the 700-pound or so black horse appeared severely malnourished, to the point of emaciation.

He said the horse, a gelding, looked 300 pounds or so underweight.

Cole said he thinks the horse was already dead when it was dropped off on the property.

He said the horse had a micro-chip placed inside that has connected the horse to a previous owner in the Tangipahoa Parish area.

Cole says an investigation into what happened to the horse and how it got there is under way.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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