Hauling Horses? Understand how the Federal ELD (Electronic Logging Device) Rule could impact you.

In December 2015 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published the final rule on ELDs – electronic logging devices.  In general, these new regulations require commercial carriers to install ELDs to monitor hours of hauling.  The American Horse Council published a press release today, November 30, 2017, pushing for a one year delay in implementation … More Hauling Horses? Understand how the Federal ELD (Electronic Logging Device) Rule could impact you.

National Equine Health Plan Published

The “National Equine Health Plan” represents a public and private effort to ensure a vibrant and prosperous equine industry.  This “road map” was developed by state and federal agencies to include the USDA, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and the American Horse Council (AHC).  This collaborative’s larger stated mission is to enhance “the … More National Equine Health Plan Published

Vet Health Certificate and current negative Coggins must travel with the Horse! Not in the mail!

Interestingly, this issue has come up several times lately… You must have a current negative Coggins physically with you when transporting a horse in Oklahoma.  And if the horse is coming into Oklahoma from out of state, the horse must have with it, not only a current negative Coggins, but also a current veterinary health certificate.  … More Vet Health Certificate and current negative Coggins must travel with the Horse! Not in the mail!

Non-Business Related Transportation of Horses | Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Published Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) guidance provides an exception for the transportation of horses when the transportation in question is not business related (neither for compensation, nor where the driver is engaged in an underlying business related to the move). — Read on http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/hours-service/elds/non-business-related-transportation-horses

Reporting Animal Abuse and Immunity from Civil Liability

Oklahoma law protects veterinarians from civil liability for reporting suspected animal abuse so long as the report is made in good faith.  More precisely veterinarians are required to report suspected animal abuse to authorities within 24 hours of “of any examination or treatment administered to any animal which the veterinarian reasonably suspects and believes has been abused.” … More Reporting Animal Abuse and Immunity from Civil Liability

Oklahoma Reportable Equine Diseases

Oklahoma promulgates a list of equine diseases that must be reported to Oklahoma Animal Industry Services.  This list is periodically updated to reflect emerging health risks for the Oklahoma equine population.   Veterinarians and/or horse owners must report any of these diseases upon a confirmed diagnosis: African Horse Sickness Contagious Equine Metritis Dourine Equine Encephalomyelitis … More Oklahoma Reportable Equine Diseases