Charred remains, the smell of smoke and yellow police tape were the only remaining signs of the barn fire Saturday at Gulfstream Polo Club in suburban Lake Worth which left at least eight thoroughbred horses dead.
About 7 miles away, in Wellington, two survivors stood in barns with tubes feeding them antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. Moneda ate carrots and a mixture of grains fed to her by Dr. Scott Swerdlin. Mili devoured her horse cookie. The two brown horses had suffered topical injuries and were among three horses brought to Palm Beach Equine Clinic following the fire. The third had to be euthanized, Swerdlin said. Moneda is expected to have some minor scarring and Mili is expected to make a full recovery. Doctors want to keep an eye on the two for a few more days, but they should be able to leave the clinic in about a week and could be in competition shape within three to six weeks, Swerdlin added.
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Staff writer Kevin D. Thompson contributed to this story.