It's a shocking discovery.
31 horses were found dead on a Rowan County farm Tuesday afternoon.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Rowan County Sheriff's Department made the discovery at a farm on Kegley Ridge Road, not far from the Elliott County line.
Officials say they found 10 horses dead in a barn, and 21 others dead in a nearby pasture.
They also found around 10 horses alive, but very sick. Officials are now trying to nurse them back to health.
So far, no charges have been filed against the owner of the farm. The sheriff's department is now investigating to see if charges are necessary.
Neighbors tell 27 NEWSFIRST that the owner of the farm has been very sick in the last year. They say it's possible he was just not able to take care of all the horses.