Toxic Weeds Likely Behind the Deaths of 19 BLM Horses


The ingestion of whorled milkweed, a highly toxic plant, is suspected to have caused the deaths of 19 horses early last week at the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse Inmate Program (WHIP) facility in Canon City, according to preliminary laboratory results issued from the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at Colorado State University.