Heartbreak for Queen Elizabeth as death of five horses from disease.Queen Elizabeth II is a keen horse lover and a supporter of a number of rare breed programme`s, including owning and breeding Royal Highland ponies at her estate in Balmoral. On Monday this week the queen was contacted by her stud manager Sylvia Ormiston with the devastating news of that five of her Royal Highland horses had been killed by an equine grass disease.
The deadly disease is triggered by toxins that attack the horses nervous system and causes paralyse in the animal`s gut. Little is know about this awful disease, stud manager Sylvia Ormiston expressed her hope for further research into the sickness and a search for a cure, and pledged support from the Balmoral estate to help any way they can towards this goal.
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