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New veterinarian appointed to horse racing board

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed a new veterinarian representative to the Maryland Horse Industry Board.

O'Malley announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Odian to succeed Dr. John Lee, who has been a board member for 10 years.

The board represents the state's equine industry. It licenses the state's commercial lesson, board, rental and rescue stables. It also works to promote and market the industry.

Odian, of Taneytown, has been practicing veterinarian medicine for 19 years. He operates a general equine practice focusing on sport horse medicine.

He also breeds and raises Clydesdale and Percheron draft horses.

Odian also serves as president of the Maryland Draft Horse and Mule Association.

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