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Vet Who Examined Presque Isle Co. Horses Discusses Problem of Neglect

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Veterinarians say unfortunately the issue of horse neglect is becoming more common.

We spoke with the vet who examined the Presque Isle County Horses.

She was not able to discuss the specifics of the case but she is seeing more neglected animals and says the problem is getting worse.

Famished horses have to be fed small amounts of food so they do not over eat since their bodies are not used to having a lot of nourishment.

A recent hay shortage has driven up the cost of food.

It can cost more than 2,000 dollars a year just to feed some horses. Animals with additional needs can cost even more.

9 and 10's Kyle Mitchell and photojournalist Jacob Johnson have more on the issue of horse neglect.