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Food for thought — and 700 horses

By Bob Silbernagel

Here's something we don't tend think of when contemplating a major horse event. When the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games get underway at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington this autumn, an estimated 700 horses from 60 different countries will be participating.

And most of them will be bringing their own feed with them.

But the U.S. Department of Agriculture has rules on what sort of organic material may be imported to this country. And all of it must be inspected before it is allowed into the United States.

This story in AllAboutFeed.net explains how federal officials and those from the state of Kentucky are preparing to handle the onslaught of imported horse food.

To read it, click HERE.

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