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Tough West was euthanized Tuesday after his coffin bones started to sink, and following a month-long health ordeal.

Tough West dies; vets, donors help owner

Tough West, a 3-year-old Thoroughbred who battled Pleuropneumonia since mid-September, and who was featured in a story last week by Off Track Thoroughbreds, was euthanized Tuesday after developing excruciatingly painful laminitis. After spending a month in the Brazos Valley Equine Hospital in Navasota, Texas, and battling back from Penicillin-resistant infection in both lungs, as well as myriad complications, Tough West was readmitted to the hospital for a routine checkup. While in the hospital the gelding’s condition worsened quickly, as Laminitis developed, and his coffin bones began to sink. Owner Alyssa Hammond, 19, who spared no expense to treat her horse and […]