http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/09/sport ... .html?_r=1
The American Association of Equine Practitioners said in a written response to the board’s proposal that veterinary records were considered privileged and confidential and could be released only under court order or with consent of the horse owner. Some individual veterinarians responded harshly to the proposal.
“It creates a nightmare of hundreds of thousands of work hours, will mean thousands of trees will have to be destroyed AND will not do one thing to curb any individuals that are set on breaking any jurisdictional rules, as they are certainly not going to enter information that would be self-incriminating,” Dr. Stephen J. Selway, a New York veterinarian, wrote in comments to the board.
my add:(WHEN A HORSE CHANGES TRAINERS AND THUS VETS BY
A SALE OR CLAIM HIS CURRENT MEDICAL RECORDS
DON'T GO WITH HIM. THEREFORE, A HORSE CAN HAVE AN ANKLE TAP
WITH hyaluronic acid and Vetalog, a corticosteroid UNLIMITED TIMES
WITHOUT ANY CONTINUOUS RECORD OF THAT EXCESSIVE ABUSE.
tHE NUMBER OF TAPS SHOULD HAVE A LIMIT ON THE SAME JOINT)