Rep. Jim House, of Fayetteville, wants to make a few changes in the state’s veterinary laws – he believes current laws seem to ban professional horseshoers and horse dentists, reports the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. House, who is a part-time farrier who cares for horse hooves, says the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Practices Act defines vet medicine as diagnosing and attempting to correct disease, defect or deformity.
But according to Dr. Lyndon Tate, an Arkansas veterinarian, the act is designed to protect the animals from individuals who might attempt to practice animal medicine without the proper training.
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