Why Are Horses Shot When They Break Their Legs?

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The reality is that most horses with a broken leg take long of may not recover, therefore, due to costs, the time involved in healing, the horse's anatomy and behavior, the owner chooses to kill the horse to save it from that horrible pain and also save their time, and money. For example was an American purebred who unwaveringly won the 2006, Kentucky Race, but splintered his leg two weeks later in the 2006 Preakness Stakes, ending his racing career and ultimately leading to his death.
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one, they are not shot, they are humanly put to sleep, and two lots of racehorses are saved by careful surgical and medical care, along with therapy.
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well it deepends on where the horse breaks there leg if they break their upper back leg then they have to be shot. but if they break there lower back leg they can get a cast on it
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Today horses are commonly euthanized after breaking their legs because they have a small chance of successful recovery
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