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Six animals die during Frontier Days

July 30, 2013
By Trevor Brown
Wyoming Tribune Eagle

CHEYENNE -- At least six animals died during this year's rodeo.

Cheyenne Frontier Days CEO Dan Cheney said Monday that five steers or calves died or were euthanized as a result of injuries during the 10-day event.

A 15-year-old steer wrestling horse also died during competition on July 23. But CFD officials said an autopsy shows the horse's death was the result of a pre-existing heart condition and not from an injury.

Four other animals suffered major injuries but were released to their owners, CFD reports. Their conditions were not available Monday.

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