North Platte, Nebraska (PRWEB) August 16, 2012
An announcement that Nebraska has moved to reform its existing horse massage laws was issued today. Massage School San Diego has proclaimed its support for changing horse massage laws in Nebraska, stating that it will help grow the natural health and massage industry in the United States by expanding massage’s use in the care of animals and livestock.
In order to legally massage a horse in the state of Nebraska, a person must be a licensed veterinarian. Now, according to the North Platte Bulletin, that law is under reform. Instead of requiring a veterinary license, the proposed new law calls for a minimum of 100 training hours in horse massage. A veterinary license typically takes many years to acquire. The proposed law is set to go before state legislature early next year.
Horse massage, also known as equine massage, is a growing technique used by professional and casual horse riders alike. Designed as a natural approach to improve horse health and performance, massage can provide a number of benefits for the animal, including: improved flexibility and mobility; improved ability to jump, run and bend; improved muscle tone; and increased range of motion. It can also be used to treat certain medical conditions and to relieve tense or tired muscles.
Acquiring a veterinary license, the current requirement for providing horse massage services in Nebraska, is no small task. To become a vet, a person must first complete a four-year college program, then enroll and graduate from a four-year veterinary school. There are currently only 28 veterinary colleges in the country. In addition, a hopeful veterinarian must pass both a National Veterinary Board Exam and a state board exam before they are legally allowed to begin practicing. Potential vets may also participate in internships or residency programs before becoming licensed.
Nebraska is a state located in the Midwest region of the United States and is home to more than 1.8 million people. The state is a major exporter of beef, corn and soybeans, and it has a largely rural population. In fact, 89 percent of Nebraska’s cities have a population of less than 3,000 citizens. Nebraska’s capital is Lincoln; originally named Lancaster, the city was renamed after President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
Massage School San Diego has announced its support of the reformation of Nebraska’ horse massage laws, concluding that these changed laws will help expand the national massage industry as a whole.
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