FEDERAL REGULATIONS

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 […]

HIO/DQP SYSTEM – CERTIFICATION OF DESIGNATED QUALIFIED PERSONS (DQPs) – FEDERAL REGULATION 9 CFR 11.7

In 1976, the Horse Protection Act was amended to add a third party inspection service, which is currently known as the HIO (Horse Industry Organization) system or DQP (Designated Qualified Person) system. Specifically, the USDA was tasked with prescribing regulation requirements for the appointment by management of any horse show or sale persons qualified to […]

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 […]

Federal Regulation, 9 CFR 11.4 – Inspection and Detention of Horses

Each horse owner, exhibitor, trainer or person having custody of, or responsibility for, any horse at any horse show, horse exhibition or horse sale or auction shall allow a USDA representative to reasonably inspect such horse at all times reasonable and places as designated by the USDA representative. Inspections may be required of any horse […]

Foreign Substance Federal Regulation

FOREIGN SUBSTANCE – 9 CFR 11.2 (c) All substances are prohibited on the extremities of any Tennessee Walking Horse or Racking Horse while being shown, exhibited, or offered for sale at any horse show, horse exhibition, or horse sale or auction, except lubricants such as glycerine, petrolatum and mineral oil or mixtures thereof. In 2008, […]

The Horse Protection Act

The Horse Protection Act can be found in its entirety at 15 USC (United States Code), Chapter 44. Section 1824 specifically prohibits the shipping, transport, moving, delivering or receiving of any horse which is sore with reason to believe that such horse while it is sore may be shown, exhibited, entered for the purpose of […]