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
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?
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!
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
Mary Westman Law is please to announce its new location at 1818 W. Lindsey St., Suite C-160, Norman OK 73069. The phone number has not changed so call today to schedule an appointment!
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