Eight horses poisoned at farm near Jihlava

Five horses have died and three others have shown symptoms of poisoning since Friday at a farm in the district of Jihlava, probably after ingesting poisonous bait, the novinky.cz news site reports. Two animals are being treated at a veterinary clinic. Damage has been estimated at 500,000 crowns. According to the website, the owner of the horses has announced a reward for anyone who identifies the perpetrator. She has ruled the possibility of accident. Police have collected samples of feed and water at the farm and are awaiting results from the veterinary authority while investigating the case.