The AVMA supports the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act, a bill designed to prohibit soring -- the use of chains, chemicals and other devices on horses' legs to promote a certain gait -- in part by making the devices used in soring illegal. Today, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., will introduce a measure designed as a companion to an industry-supported bill that does not outlaw the devices. Opponents of the approach say if the devices are allowed in any form, soring will continue.

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