This will limit horse owners' choices and drive qualified and capable health care providers out of business. They would have to complete a board-approved training program, pass a jurisprudence examination, be recommended by two equine veterinarians, and meet continuing education requirements. The Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners responded to that law by saying a definition of "animal husbandry" was needed and by drafting emergency rules, because the legislative session had ended in May. § 801.364 Scope of Practice of Licensed Veterinary Technicians, Certified Veterinary Assistants, and Veterinary Assistants Grooming procedures and non-invasive skin (topical) treatment; The clash between the Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and the Oklahoma Farm Bureau began in April 2009 when rodeo star Bobby Griswold was arrested. Collection of blood for diagnostic purposes; collection of feces: collection of urine by expression; collection and preparation of tissue, cellular, or microbiological samples by skin scrapings, impressions, or other non-surgical methods for diagnostic purposes; Dr. Blount said the Arkansas VMA is now having legislation drafted that would request an interim study to evaluate the practice act pertaining to large animal medicine. veterinary technician, or equine dental provider in the state of Texas, enter the practice and provide . Griswold was the first to be charged under a new law that made equine dentistry a felony unless the work was done by or supervised by a licensed veterinarian. Administration of blood or blood components to animal patients. Administration and application of treatments, drugs, medications, and immunological agents by IV routes; Copyright © 2020 Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. Through social Keep track of product alerts for pet foods, animal feed, and products used by veterinarians or animal owners. It also allowed these trained laypersons to perform tooth floating on horses and other livestock and removed "animal husbandry" from the definition of veterinary medicine. (i) Administer a rabies vaccine to an official vaccinate; and These emergency rules, which were approved by then Gov. 7. The Arkansas VMA saw it had a potential fight on its hands when H.B. In early 2007, the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners changed the Texas Veterinary Licensing Act to prohibit laypersons from floating teeth. (e) External supportive treatment in heat prostration cases. His arrest caused an uproar among horse owners and equine dentists in Oklahoma. 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This bill went before the state agriculture committee Jan. 19. 8. In 2009, state Rep. Sid Miller introduced H.B. Read news from JAVMA before it appears in print, and search archives dating back to 2000. Elaborate, custom-designed hardware accentuates the beautifully carved wooden doors. especially for the building in the 1880s. (d) Application of appropriate wound dressings and external supportive treatment in severe wound and burn cases; and At press time, a bill was expected to be filed soon. Three states in particular—Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas—have been addressing where certain medical procedures should fall under their state veterinary practice acts. 378, which said tooth floating should be exempt from the state practice act. The bill also defines acts not prohibited in the state practice act, such as dehorning, tooth floating, and castration. There’s no better place to network, learn, and meet up with the friends and colleagues who make veterinary medicine so rewarding. Currently the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners has rules that limit the use of all homeopathic, holistic, natural, and alternative therapies except under the direct supervision of a veterinarian. Surgical assistance; Mary Fallin is expected to approve the change in the near future, Kirkpatrick said. "We are hoping to find some sort of equitable solution to the problem. In addition, So far, that group comprises members of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, the Arkansas Cattlemen's Association, public health officials, and large animal veterinarians.