NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 14, 1978
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(Studio) Kentucky thoroughbred horse breeders' attempts to prevent spread of disease threatening racehorse industry reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Frankfort, Kentucky) Kentucky noted as home of Kentucky Derby and of multimillion dollar racehorse breeding industry Film shown courtesy of Churchill Downs; Derby winner Secretariat mentioned. Discovery reported of venereal disease among horses that temporarily prevents pregnancy. State officials' orders with regard to breeding and with regard to inspection of all horses imported from any country in last 2 years stated; 2 of suspected carriers rptdly. from France. [Horse breeder John GAINES - notes that this is curable disease.]
REPORTER: Bob Kur