Animal Welfare  


    Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering

    61D-2.023Animal Welfare


    Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rule in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 39, No. 18, January 28, 2013 issue of the Florida Administrative Register.

    61D-2.023 Animal Welfare.

    (1) A permitholder shall ensure that:

    (a) through (e) No change.

    (f) All occupied stables, barns, and kennels are free from treated at least monthly for the prevention of insects and rodents by establishing a maintenance program for the prevention of insects and rodents;

    (g) through (i) No change.

    (2) A greyhound racing permitholder shall ensure that:

    (a) A shaded area is provided for parking at the facility for greyhound transport trucks that are used to bring racing greyhounds to and from the track for racing;

    (b) through (e)3. No change.

    (3) A greyhound racing trainer shall ensure that:

    (a) through (i) No change.

    (j) A roster log is maintained to identify each racing greyhound housed in the kennel entering and exiting the kennel compound. The roster log shall contain the following information:

    1. Initial date of arrival Date and time of entry or exit;

    2. Name and tattoo number of the racing greyhound;

    3. Owner’s name;

    4. Trainer’s name;

    5. Kennel name; and

    6. Date of departure from the kennel; and

    7.6. Name and license number of person transporting the racing greyhound.

    (k) through (7)(c)8. No change.

    (8) No part of a horse’s leg may be desensitized on the day the horse is scheduled to race. “Desensitized” means a condition in which a horse’s body does not respond appropriately to pre-race tests for feeling administered by the track veterinarian. A horse that has been desensitized in violation of this rule is ineligible to race. This rule does not prohibit the routine use of ice packs prior to pre-race veterinarian inspection.

    (9) The track veterinarian shall report to the stewards the date, time, condition, rider, and name of any outrider horse which the track veterinarian reasonably suspects has been overworked or abused.

    (10) No change.

    Rulemaking Authority 550.0251(3), 550.2415(12) FS. Law Implemented 550.0251(11), 550.105(2)(a)3., 550.2415(6), (9) FS. History–New _______.

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61D-2.023. Animal Welfare