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Pills for Dartmoor ponies

A new scheme to tackle the problem of Dartmoor's overbreeding ponies begins today. World Horse Welfare is teaming up with The Friends of The Dartmoor Hill Pony and local vets to provide a group of 20 mares with a contraceptive injection.

The semi-feral ponies will be first rounded up into a holding area where they will be micro-chipped and also marked so that they are identifiable at a distance. They will then be given the injection, and four weeks later a second dose will be administered.

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