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Federal agents quarantine Blount County horse farm

BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - More than two dozen horses are under quarantine, after federal agents raided a Blount County barn last week.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating claims of soring.

The raid happened Thursday morning on Tuckaleechee Pike in Maryville at the barn of walking horse trainer Larry Wheelon.

Horse Haven of Tennessee was on scene to handle the 27 horses examined by health officials.

Wheelon declined an opportunity to speak with Local 8 News about the case.


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