Waipio horse deaths go undiagnosed

  • One of Waipio Valley’s wild horses attempts to graze despite being sick. (Image capture from YouTube video by Aramat Equine Services/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • A group of veterinarians runs tests on an ailing member of Waipio Valley’s wild horse population. (Image capture from YouTube video by Aramat Equine Services/Special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — A battery of tests now done, several veterinarians from across Hawaii and the country are still unable to pinpoint the deadly malady that claimed the lives of 13 wild horses in Waipio Valley between June and July.