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Maine Liens for Services to Horses

 

NOTE: Maine does not have veterinarian’s or farrier’s lien. It does have a breeder’s lien and the agister’s lien is broad enough to encompass board costs for horses treated while boarded at veterinary hospitals.
 

I. Breeder’s Lien

MAINE REVISED STATUTES
TITLE 10. COMMERCE AND TRADE
PART 7. LIENS
CHAPTER 607. COLTS, ANIMALS FOR PASTURAGE, FOOD AND SHELTER

 

3351. Service fee for colts

There shall be a lien on all colts foaled in the state to secure the payment of the service fee for the use of the stallion begetting the same. Such lien shall continue in force until the foal is 6 months old and may be enforced during that time by attachment of such foal.
 

II. Agister’s Lien

3352. Pasturage, food and shelter

Whoever pastures, feeds or shelters animals by virtue of a contract with or by consent of the owner has a lien thereon for the amount due for such pasturing, feeding or sheltering, and for necessary expenses incurred in the proper care of such animals and in payment of taxes assessed thereon, to secure payment thereof with costs, to be enforced in the same manner as liens on goods in possession and choses in action. The court rendering judgment for such lien shall include therein a pro rata amount for such pasturage, feed and shelter provided by the lienor from the date of the commencement of proceedings to the date of said judgment.


Reviewed by AAHS in August 2001.


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