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165.141.    Admission of horses to pari-mutuel racing plants.

§ 165.141. Admission of horses to pari-mutuel racing plants.

 (a)  A horse that has not been stabled at approved stabling facilities or vanned interstate may not be admitted to the premises of a pari-mutuel racing plant under the jurisdiction of the Commission unless a health certificate is presented when admission to the premises is sought. The certificate shall state the following regarding the health and physical condition of the horse:

   (1)  The horse was examined thoroughly within a 7-day period preceding the date admission is sought.

   (2)  The horse was free of an evidence of infectious, contagious or transmissible disease and was afebrile at the time of the examination.

   (3)  The horse was free of ectoparasites at the time of the examination.

   (4)  The horse has not, within the past 2 weeks, been exposed to other horses with known infectious, contagious or transmissible diseases.

 (b)  A horse not having the required health certificate will be unloaded in a quarantine area to be designated by the licensee. A health certificate meeting the requirements of this section shall be obtained within 24 hours from the time of admission, or the horse shall be removed from the premises. A veterinarian will be available on the premises or on call for the purposes of examining the horse and issuing the certificate. If a horse, upon examination, is found to have clinical evidence of infectious, contagious or transmissible disease, he shall be promptly recovered from the premises and the stall in which he has been stabled and the area immediately surrounding it should be sprayed with a disinfectant, as prescribed by the veterinarian of the Commission.

 (c)  Each corporation licensed shall be responsible for enforcing this section subject to supervision by designated officials of the Commission.

 (d)  A violation of this section shall subject the trainer or his designated substitute, if the designation has been made, to those penalties and other provisions of the State Horse Racing Act (15 P. S. § §  2651—2675) (Repealed) and rules and regulations thereunder governing violations of Commission rules.

 (e)  A horse racing at a licensed track shall be stabled within the confines of that track unless the Commission prescribes otherwise.


   The provisions of this §  165.141 amended August 5, 1977, effective August 6, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 2190.

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