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?
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.
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
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.