Category: Horse Health Archives
Title 10, Subtitle 604 Maryland State Law, Article 27, Section 59 requires that any person having the charge or custody of an animal must provide: “nutritious food in sufficient quantity” “necessary veterinary care” “proper...Read More
(first appeared in the November 2014 issue of The Equiery) by Katherine O. Rizzo When most people in Maryland have a horse emergency needing more care than their ambulatory veterinarian can handle, they either ship their horse...Read More
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