Last year NYC Carriage Horse Euthanized had a genetic disease

According to a postmortem released Sunday by the drivers’ union, a carriage horse was likely to have a genetic disease – and a genetic muscle disease – after falling in Central Park last year.

Ayesha, who has passed the 10-year draft, died on February 29, 2020 Heartbreaking footage It showed him stumbling to his feet and falling to the ground.

Her death sparked protests against the use of cart horses in the city – but the Transport Workers Union claimed on Sunday that postmortem examination showed Ayesha was well cared for.

“On physical examination, I found (it) to be a horse in good condition, no evidence of conflict, no scars, no fractures, and no injuries consistent with abuse or misconduct,” Dr. Camilo B. Sierra wrote the city’s Health Department for her postmortem examination.

“I must live this horse in an acute case of polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSMS)”, a muscular disease known as “tying up”, the vet wrote in the newly released report.

PSSM is genetic, According to veterinary college, And causes the muscles of horses to freeze due to defects in the way it converts food into energy in its cells.

The condition is often asymptomatic, and Ayesha’s personal vet also concluded that the mare had PSSM that was “suboptimal”, meaning it did not show up in previous check-ups, reports showed.

Carriage drivers spokeswoman Christina Henson said the results of the postmortem were released to prevent the case from being described as “exploited and inaccurate”.

Mayor Bill de Blasio was one of those who at the time called a “painful” example of a “persistent problem” of cabs that he had tried to ban for a long time.

Hansen said on Sunday that carriage workers were “upset that activists keep telling lies.” [Aysha’s] Death to inflame the feelings of animal lovers and politicians. “

“Once again, veterinarians and regulators in the New York City Department of Health have reached agreement that carriage horses are being properly cared for,” Hansen said in ongoing reports.

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