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Louisiana Liens for Services to Horses

 

NOTE: Louisiana has a veterinarian’s lien and a breeder’s lien, but no farrier’s lien.
 

I. Veterinarian’s Lien

LOUISIANA STATUTES
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.
 

II. Breeder’s Lien

 

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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