The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the following in a notice announcing another delay in ELD enforcement for livestock haulers: “[T]ransporters of livestock and insects are not required to have an ELD at this time. This statutory exemption was extended through December 7, 2018, by the continuing resolution and will remain in place until further notice. … More Delay in the Enforcement of Electronic logging devices (ELDs) Also, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL): Do you need one in Oklahoma?
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.
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
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.
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. 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! … More CRITICAL UPDATE! Caring for horses during a public health crisis: are your workers a critical workforce? In Oklahoma, YES!
How are the executive orders and proclamations for the COVID-19 crisis impacting the horse industry? … More Caring for horses during a public health crisis: are your workers a critical workforce?
The drug identified as an illegal performance-enhancing drug given to top racehorse Maximum Security is manufactured by Tailor Made Compounding and sold by MediVet Equine, which share an address in Nicholasville, Ky. — Read on http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/238970/the-mystery-of-sgf-1000-at-center-of-indictments
Among those charged was Jason Servis, the trainer of Maximum Security. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/09/sports/horse-racing-doping.html
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.
USEF Announces Positive Tests of Cannabinoids (CBD) Will Result in GR4 Violations as of September 1, 2019 | US Equestrian — Read on http://www.usef.org/media/press-releases/usef-announces-positive-tests-of-cannabinoids
Our gorgeous, healthy Morgan stallion, Desi, is clearly not abused or neglected as this blog post photo clearly shows, but I am sad to report calls to my law practice for advice on how to report suspected equine abuse and neglect is on the rise. These concerned citizens are looking for legal advice on how … More Reporting Suspected Equine Abuse and Neglect