USDA to allow accredited veterinarians to do horse-show inspections

11/4/2010 | Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.)

The Department of Agriculture is enforcing some changes to the way horses are inspected for soring -- the use of illegal drugs and mechanical methods to achieve an exaggerated gait -- such as allowing independent, agency-certified veterinarians to conduct the inspections. The move occurred after an internal audit found the agency's current enforcement program to be ineffective.

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