Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Step AWAY from the Horses Teeth

Licensing laws are almost always promoted to limit competition. Consumers are rarely interested in having government tell them who they can hire to perform a service.

Vets mean serious business when it comes to protecting their industry from competition in Oklahoma. Similar to other states, OK vets are taking steps to prevent unlicensed professionals from honing in on their customer base. Equine dentists, also called “teeth floaters” are specially trained, but unlicensed professionals that care for the oral hygiene of horses.Veterinarians are seeking to make it a criminal offense for these floaters to practice without the supervision of a licensed vet. But equine dentists, enthusiasts and other professionals in the horse maintenance business (such as those who shoe or massage horses) are fighting back.