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185.211.    Health certificate.
185.212.    Quarantine area.
185.213.    Enforcement.
185.214.    Violation.
185.215.    Stabling of horses.

§ 185.211. Health certificate.

 No horse shall be admitted to any part of the plant or premises of any pari-mutuel racing association under the jurisdiction of the Commission unless a health certificate, as shown in Appendix C is presented when admission to the premises is sought. The Certificate must 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 any 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 any known infectious, contagious or transmissible diseases.

§ 185.212. Quarantine area.

 Any horse not having the required health certificate will be unloaded in a quarantine area to be designated by the association. A health certificate meeting the requirements of this subchapter must be obtained within 24 hours from the time of admission, or the horse must 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 removed from the premises and the stall in which he had been stabled and the area immediately surrounding it should be sprayed with a disinfectant, as prescribed by the veterinarian of the Commission.

§ 185.213. Enforcement.

 Each racing association shall be responsible for enforcing the provisions of this subchapter subject to supervision by designated officials of the Commission.

§ 185.214. Violation.

 Any violation of this subchapter shall subject the trainer or his designated substitute, if such designation has been made, to those penalties and other provisions of the State Harness Racing Act and rules and regulations thereunder governing violations of Commission rules.

§ 185.215. Stabling of horses.

 Any horse racing at an association track must be stabled within the confines of that track unless the Commission prescribes otherwise.

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