Saturday, 08 April 2023 12:37

Directive No. 195-2023 — All Breeds

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The Rules Governing Horse Racing in Alberta are AMENDED as follows:

Chapter 3: General Horse Racing Rules, Part 1 Administration of Horse Races and Veterinary Care \ Division 3 Veterinary Care at Race Meetings

The following rules are AMENDED to read:

123 g Equine infectious anemia (e.i.a.)

(1) Any person who is responsible for a *race horse stabled on the grounds of a *race track for the purpose of racing must ensure that a negative test for equine infectious anemia (Coggins test) dated in the preceding 12 months (365 days), has been issued with respect to that horse.

(2) No person may bring a horse onto the grounds of a race track or permit the entry of a horse onto the grounds of a race track, unless a certificate of a negative test for equine infectious anemia has been issued with respect to that horse in accordance with subsection (1).

(3) A *horse the subject of a positive test for equine infectious anemia must be immediately reported, by its *trainer or other person in charge of it, to the *official veterinarian.

(4) On receipt of the report, the official veterinarian must arrange for the affected horse to be isolated.

Rule123 g Equine infectious anemia (e.i.a.) currently states:

(1) Any person who is responsible for a *horse stabled on the grounds of a *race track for the purpose of flat racing must ensure that a negative test for equine infectious anemia has been issued with respect to that horse on or after November 1 of the preceding year and before April 1 of the current year.

(2) Any person responsible for a standardbred horse stabled on the grounds of a race track must ensure that a negative test for equine infectious anemia, dated in the preceding 12 months, has been issued with respect to that horse.

(3) No person may bring a horse onto the grounds of a race track or permit the entry of a horse onto the grounds of a race track after March 31 of any year, unless a certificate of a negative test for equine infectious anemia has been issued with respect to that horse in accordance with subsection (1) or (2).

(4) A *race horse the subject of a positive test for equine infectious anemia must be immediately reported, by its *trainer or other person in charge of it, to the *official veterinarian.

(5) On receipt of the report, the official veterinarian must arrange for the affected horse to be isolated.

Dated in the City of Edmonton
in the Province of Alberta
this 4th day of April 2023.

Kent Verlik, Chief Executive Officer
HORSE RACING ALBERTA

 

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