OSU Horse provides Oklahoma horse owners and operators with COVID-19 guidance.

The OSU Horse Extension office published COVID-19 guidance on its website for horse owners and operators.   The guidance identifies actions and activities that must occur to ensure animal welfare.  Check the website frequently for important updates. For additional resources on mitigating risk during pandemics check out this article posted on April 1, 2020.  (Clink on … More OSU Horse provides Oklahoma horse owners and operators with COVID-19 guidance.

Horse Management Facilities: Mitigating risk during COVID-19.

On March 25, 2020, Governor Stitt amended the Fourth Amended Executive Order 2020-07 (EO 2020-07) via a memorandum designating horse management facilities as critical infrastructure businesses.[1]   With the critical infrastructure designation, it is imperative that horse management facilities now work to mitigate risks associated with operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Facilities must balance public health … More Horse Management Facilities: Mitigating risk during COVID-19.

CRITICAL UPDATE! Caring for horses during a public health crisis: are your workers a critical workforce? In Oklahoma, YES!

CRITICAL UPDATE! Caring for horses during a public health crisis: are your workers a critical workforce? In Oklahoma, YES! … More CRITICAL UPDATE! Caring for horses during a public health crisis: are your workers a critical workforce? In Oklahoma, YES!

Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Updates “Rules of Racing – Chapter 45 Prohibited Practices and Equine Testing”

On August 14, 2019, the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission published the unofficial “Rules of Racing” on its website.  Significant changes were made to Chapter 45 which is titled “Prohibited Practices and Equine Testing.”  To avoid penalty, Trainers and Owners must review these changes carefully and ensure compliance.