LINCOLN – The bill (LB463) from Sen. Cap Dierks of Ewing would let a chiropractor or other therapist treat an animal. Lawmakers say the bill came about after several chiropractors got cease-and-desist orders, telling them not to practice on animals.
Dierks says he’s seen chiropractic work on dogs with disk problems and nervous horses that are in pain. The bill won first-round approval on Wednesday. It also permits civil penalties against those who engage in unauthorized veterinary practice.