April 24, 2009.Reading time 1 minute.
Speculation on the death of the polo ponies in Wellington today has centered on the selenium content in the “supplement” given to the ponies. The Palm Beach Post reports in the article, “High selenium in drug mix could be to blame in death of 21 polo ponies“: Citing anonymous sources, the Argentine newspaper La Nacion […]
April 23, 2009.Reading time 2 minutes.
It’s horrifyingly sad to consider that a pharmaceutical error caused the death of the polo ponies in Wellington, but a report issued by the Associated Press, Pharmacy error linked to polo horse deaths, supports that theory. Thanks to reader Emily Greene for calling this — and another article — to my attention. An official at […]
April 22, 2009.Reading time 3 minutes.
The Palm Beach Post reported today that the polo ponies that died in Wellington earlier in the week had all received an injection of the vitamin supplement Biodyl, a drug that is not approved in the U.S., and that team members believe a tainted dose caused their deaths. Juan Martin Nero, captain of the Lechuza […]