This proposed regulation alleges that it relies on an OIG (Office of Inspector General) report published September 2010, a document that is six years old. This proposed regulation offers to re-write existing regulations and add new regulations. It is 101 pages long. Given the length and complexity, we’ll be breaking it down into sections. Although […]


In other posts, we’ve discussed the Horse Protection Act and a couple of the accompanying Federal Regulations. Please keep in mind the the Horse Protection Act is a law passed by congress and can only be changed or amended by congress while Federal Regulations do not involve congress and are essentially mandatory requirements set forth […]

The Scar Rule, Federal Regulation 9 CFR 11.3

The scar rule applies to all horses born on or after October 1, 1975. Horses that do not meet the scar rule criteria are considered to be “sore”. That criteria is: (a) The anterior and anterior lateral surfaces of the fore pasterns must be free of bilateral granulomas, other bilateral pathological evidence of inflammation and […]