Unfortunately some individuals and Internet chat sites have been circulating false information.  The most obvious example was the allegation that a USDA VMO had been assaulted and hospitalized at the International Horse Show Friday night.  The Report confirmed with the USDA and International officials that this was completely false.

     The latest rumor is that FOSH has signed as an agreement with the TWHBEA to handle the inspection of horses in their new HIO.  We spoke this morning with TWHBEA President Jerrold Pedigo and he says this rumor is completely false and there has been no contact between the organizations about any such proposal.

     We encourage individuals and internet site administrators to exercise restraint and avoid spreading false and misleading information.