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Maggie's Shamrock was among six Thoroughbred broodmares seized June 1 and handed over to the South Florida SPCA. Photo by Grace Delanoy

SPCA gets UV-A light to ID starved broodmares

As the South Florida SPCA continues to restore the health of five Thoroughbred broodmares rescued in a sweep by the Miami Dade Agricultural patrol earlier this month, progress is being made toward determining identities of the starving animals. Mare Maggie’s Shamrock was identified via her perfectly clear lip tattoo, in combination with her bodily markings. However, the remaining four mares, all described as “plain bay” and devoid of markings, have proven more difficult, says Laurie Waggoner, director of ranch operations for South Florida SPCA. Only tentative identifications have been made of the other mares, but hope is high that confirmation […]