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Published November 17, 2011, 03:01 PM

More horses taken from Minn. farm

EAST BETHEL, Minn. (AP) — More horses have been seized from the farm of an East Bethel horse breeder.

EAST BETHEL, Minn. (AP) — More horses have been seized from the farm of an East Bethel horse breeder.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/sEJW0P) reports seven horses were seized Wednesday and are being held at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center.

The university says specialists are assessing the horses to see if their emaciated condition is the result of neglect.

Lowell Friday, who owns the horses, says his animals are properly cared for.

A total of 17 horses have been removed from the 72-year-old's land in the last three months. Ten others were taken in late August after allegations of neglect surfaced from a group of horse-lovers.

Following the August incident, the Animal Humane Society forwarded the case to the Anoka County Attorney's office, which is reviewing it for possible criminal charges.

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