13 Jan Blister Beetles kill 14 horses
Small but toxic beetles kill 14 horses on Mauston horse ranch
Horse blankets were draped last week over a fence at Red Ridge Ranch Riding Stable near Mauston. The blankets, once worn by some of the 14 horses who died over the last four months from eating toxic hay purchased from South Dakota and Wyoming, were being aired out by Cindy Kanarowski-Peterson, who owns the ranch along with her husband, Lyle Peterson. “Our winter hay is a total loss and we are left with a barn full of poisonous hay,” Kanarowski-Peterson said.