Maryland excludes horsehoeing from veterinary practice act

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Aug 01, 2011
By dvm360.com staff

ANNAPOLIS, MD. — Trimming and maintaining horse hooves by a farrier or other layperson is no longer included within the scope of Maryland's definition of veterinary medicine. Senate Bill 32 became law July 1. Previously, only horseshoeing by farriers was excluded from the practice of veterinary medicine. Trimming and maintaining hooves was the only addition made by the bill.