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Farmer's ban shame over neglected horse.

THIS thoroughbred horse is making a good recovery at an RSPCA stable after being neglected by farmer Kym Hughes.

But when RSPCA inspector Nicola Johnson examined it in a field on Coity Common on April 28, she found it suffering from chronic mud fever.

The chestnut mare was also emaciated and had extensive hair loss to its legs.

Earlier this month, Hughes appeared at Bridgend Magistrates' Court where he admitted a charge of failing to provide the horse with proper and necessary care and attention between March 31 and April 28.

He was banned from keeping all animals for two years, fined pounds 100 and ordered to pay pounds 500 costs. He could appeal against the ban.

Ms Johnson said: "It was a clear case of neglect."

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NEGLECTED The horse suffered extensive hair loss, among other injuries, above, but is now back in mint condition.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 21, 2001
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