(a) The owner, operator, or custodian of each horse engaged in the horse-drawn carriage trade shall have the horse examined by a licensed veterinarian at intervals of not more than 12 months.
(b) The examinations shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(1) The general physical condition of the horse;
(2) An inspection of the eyes, teeth, legs, hooves, shoes, and cardiovascular system of the horse;
(3) The stamina and physical ability of the horse to engage in the horse-drawn carriage trade;
(4) An inspection for a recurrence of prior injuries; and
(5) An inspection for disease or other deficiencies.
(c) The examination shall include a certification from the licensed veterinarian that the horse is physically fit to engage in the horse-drawn carriage trade and is free of any disease or internal parasites. The certification shall be entered on the identification card provided for in § 8-2005 [§ 8-2004].
1981 Ed., § 6-1033.