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Contaminated pet food investigation traces toxic horse meat back to NT property

A single property in the Northern Territory has been identified as the source of toxic horse meat, believed responsible for a spate of dog deaths in Victoria.

Authorities are not naming the location but have visited the property and interviewed its manager — who is said to be shocked by what has happened.

It is understood the property sold a truckload of about 25 horses, but they were not intended to go to Victoria.

"I have been on the property and discussed the situation with the manager and he was completely unaware that the [final] destination of the horses was Victoria for manufactured pet food," Peter Saville, the NT's principal veterinary officer, said.

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