NOTE: Louisiana has a veterinarians lien and a breeders
lien, but no farriers lien.
TITLE 9. CIVIL CODE
ANCILLARIES CODE BOOK III--OF THE DIFFERENT MODES OF ACQUIRING THE OWNERSHIP OF THINGS CODE
TITLE XXI--OF PRIVILEGES
CHAPTER 1. PRIVILEGES ON MOVABLES
PART VII. HORSES
§ 4661. Feed, medicine, and veterinary services for horses
Any person who furnishes feed or medicines for a horse or horses, or any
licensed veterinarian who furnishes medical services for a horse or horses, to or upon the
order of the owner, has a privilege for the unpaid portion of the price thereof upon the
horse or horses of the owner, which received the feed, medicine, or medical services. This
privilege is effective for a period of six months from the dates of the respective
deliveries and may be enforced by the writ of sequestration. This privilege is superior to
all claims, privileges, and mortgages, whether recorded or unrecorded, which theretofore
may have been or thereafter may be created against such horse or horses, and to the claims
of any and all purchasers thereof.
TITLE 3. AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
CHAPTER 15. PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF LIVESTOCK
PART I. REGULATION OF USE OF STALLIONS AND JACKS
§ 1970. Lien or privilege on mare and produce for service fee; prescription
Any owner, or his duly authorized agent, of any stallion or jack standing for public service, with a license from the Louisiana State Livestock Sanitary Board, shall have a lien and privilege on any mare and her produce for service fee to the stallion or jack, provided the owner or agent shall take a note or obligation of owner or agent of the mare for the service, stating dates of service, etc. The note or obligation shall be recorded with the clerk of court of the parish in which the owner or agent of the mare resides at the time of the service. The lien herein granted shall prescribe within six months from the date of birth of the produce, unless proceedings to enforce the lien shall have been commenced in a court of competent jurisdiction.
Reviewed by AAHS in August 2001.
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