Three emaciated horses taken from Warren County, Iowa property

DES MOINES, Iowa- The Animal Rescue League in Des Moines is caring for three emaciated horses, taken from a Warren County property.

The ARL says it appears the horses had been deprived of food and medical care for some time. The ARL says the most emaciated of three (pictured) also had multiple wounds and a skin condition. All three horses were covered with botfly larvae.

The horses are now under veterinary care, and a re-feeding program has started.

Scott Wilson of the ARL tells WHO Radio News the three horses were part of a group of five horses, that got loose recently.

The ARL says the investigation into this case is ongoing, and the horses likely will have months of recovery ahead.

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