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Ill. to allow stable owners to enforce liens to cover veterinary bills, other costs

November 1, 2011

Springfield, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers will now allow stable owners to use a lien law to maintain possession of a horse due to unpaid expenses, including veterinary care.

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N.Y. Senator rallies for furosemide ban

November 1, 2011

Albany, N.Y. — New York Senator Thomas Duane says he intends to introduce legislation calling for a statewide ban on the use of furosemide for any horse participating in a state-sanctioned horse race.

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Pennsylvania considers tax credit to encourage dog and cat adoptions

October 21, 2011

Harrisburg, Pa. -- New legislation in Pennsylvania aims to boost dog and cat adoption rates by offering a tax credit to residents.

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Washington spearheads comprehensive prescription monitoring program

October 7, 2011

Olympia, Wash. -- Washington state lawmakers launched a new comprehensive prescription reporting program for most controlled substances last month.

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District court rules in favor of veterinary compounding pharmacy

October 1, 2011

Ocala, Fla. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lost its first attempt at shutting down a veterinary compounding operation Sept. 12, when a U.S. District Court denied its motion for a permanent injunction against Franck's Pharmacy of Ocala, Fla.

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Shelters must scan for microchips, twice

October 1, 2011

Springfield, Ill. — Animals tken into custody by animal-control officers or shelters in Illinois must now be scanned for microchips or checked for other identification within 24 hours, according to a new law that takes effect Jan. 12, 2012.

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Calif. inches closer to mandatory microchipping

October 1, 2011

Sacramento, Calif. — Microchipping pets is on the verge of becoming mandatory in California, if Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation presented to him Aug. 30.

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Ohio veterinarians given sole discretion over equine tail docking

October 1, 2011

Columbus, Ohio — Only licensed veterinarians may cut or amputate a horse's tail—and only if medically necessary, according to a new Ohio law.

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Ohio to crack down on use taxes; offers 'amnesty program' for small businesses

October 1, 2011

Columbus, Ohio — As more veterinarians buys products over the Internet from out-of-state suppliers, Ohio says it will crack down to make sure they are collecting often-forgotten use taxes.

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