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Vetting Process What’s That?

By Carol A. Gasser Moore

 

LANIER COUNTY, GEORGIA – Originally a horse-racing term, vetting referred to the requirement that a horse be checked for health and soundness by a certified veterinarian, before being allow to race.  In simple terms, the procedure meant that a medically trained person certified that a horse was in good physical condition in order to compete in a race or the “act of running”.  Generally, the word “vet” was taken into a general meaning of “to check”.  It is a figurative or symbolic contraction of veterinarian or “vet”, which originated in the mid-17th century.

Read the complete story in the April 30th e-edition of the Lanier County News!

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