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25 cases of fatal horse disease confirmed in Wisconsin

State officials are advising horse owners to call a veterinarian if they see any signs of the disease -- such as drooping eyelids, loss of appetite or aimless wandering and circling.
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State officials are advising horse owners to call a veterinarian if they see any signs of the disease -- such as drooping eyelids, loss of appetite or aimless wandering and circling.

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