AVMA calls for stronger rules to end abusive soring practice

AVMA has joined the Department of Agriculture and other groups in a call for stronger regulations and stepped-up enforcement to end the painful practice of "soring" on gaited horses. The illegal practice involves using chemicals, broken glass or too-tight metal hoof bands to force horses to lift their legs faster and higher. "It is going to take a team effort to put an end to the inhumane practice of soring horses, so America's veterinarians stand in support of government regulators and the walking horse industry in their horse protection efforts," said AVMA President Dr. Rene Carlson.

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