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

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