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Wild Horses Quarantined in Fremont County Facility after Unknown Disease Kills 57

Wild Horses Quarantined in Fremont County Facility after Unknown Disease Kills 57

By Molly Burke

The Wild Horse facility in Cañon City, Colorado is quarantining their animals after the breakout of a highly contagious and sometimes fatal disease broke out, the Bureau of Land Management announced Monday.

The Fremont County facility's 2,550  are under a voluntary quarantine while local, state and federal officials investigate the disease, that has killed 57 horses since April 23.

Horses gathered from the West Douglas area have been the most affected, the Bureau of Land Management said in a release.

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