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.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.