The Court of Appeal has rejected a bid for a second appeal hearing by a woman whose badly treated and malnourished horse died in her care.
Anne Power's horse had severe dental wear and decay, infections and abscesses in both lungs, chronic worms, and was severely emaciated.
She was convicted on a charge of reckless ill-treatment of an animal and forced to forfeit some of her remaining livestock.
Power unsuccessfully appealed to the High Court saying the sentence was manifestly excessive.
Today, the Court of Appeal has ruled Power's case does not meet the statutory requirement that it involves a matter of general or public importance.
It also said there was no risk of a miscarriage of justice in declining her application to appeal against the conviction.