9 CFR 11.3 - Scar rule.

§ 11.3 Scar rule.

The scar rule applies to all horses born on or after October 1, 1975. Horses subject to this rule that do not meet the following scar rule criteria shall be considered to be “sore” and are subject to all prohibitions of section 5 of the Act. The scar rule criteria are as follows:

(a) The anterior and anterior-lateral surfaces of the fore pasterns (extensor surface) must be free of bilateral granulomas, 5 other bilateral pathological evidence of inflammation, and, other bilateral evidence of abuse indicative of soring including, but not limited to, excessive loss of hair.

3 4 [Reserved]

5 Granuloma is defined as any one of a rather large group of fairly distinctive focal lesions that are formed as a result of inflammatory reactions caused by biological, chemical, or physical agents.

(b) The posterior surfaces of the pasterns (flexor surface), including the sulcus or “pocket” may show bilateral areas of uniformly thickened epithelial tissue if such areas are free of proliferating granuloma tissue, irritation, moisture, edema, or other evidence of inflammation.

[ 44 FR 25179, Apr. 27, 1979, as amended at 53 FR 14782, Apr. 26, 1988, 53 FR 28373, July 28, 1988]

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  • 2016-09-22; vol. 81 # 184 - Thursday, September 22, 2016
    1. 81 FR 65307 - Horse Protection; Licensing of Designated Qualified Persons and Other Amendments
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      Proposed rule; extension of comment period and clarification.
      The comment period for the proposed rule published on July 26, 2016 (81 FR 49112) is extended. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before October 26, 2016.
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Title 9 published on 2015-12-04.

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