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USDA Fines University After Death of Three Sheep

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The University of Nevada has paid a nearly $7,500 fine for the death of three sheep at UNR's Main Station Field Laboratory in Reno.

The $7,446 fine was handed down by the U.S. Department of Agriculture after an investigation into the three sheep deaths.

School officials say an incident back in September 2011, that left 10 sheep without water for five days, was the result of human error. The manager responsible was fired, and officials say steps have been taken to make sure it does not happen again. They said in a statement it was "an unfortunate, isolated incident."

You may remember back in 2005, UNR paid an $11,400 fine after the USDA cited them for 46 federal animal welfare violations between May of 2004 and March of 2005. 

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