Why Do They Shoot Horses with Broken Legs?

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After a horse breaks a leg during a race it is usually shot and replaced with another one. This is because horses hardly recover from broken bones and if they do, they are never as good as they were before. The cost of maintaining a race horse is extremely high and thus, its better to purchase another one.
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