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Floaters Feel Targeted

Dozens of horse tooth floaters protest the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.  Horse tooth floaters file horse teeth down removing sharp points that continue to grow throughout a horses life.  The state is trying to regulate them, only allowing them to do that with the supervision of a veterinarian and independent equine dental practitioner Carl Mitz says that will be a bad deal for horse owners.  “As a horse owner now you’re going to pay two of us.”  Mitz says this is the alternative that the state came up with after trying to totally put floaters out of business in 2007.  He says there is a lawsuit over that and will likely be a lawsuit over this too if the rule passes although he says this could also end up in the hands of the legislature next year.