No veterinarian may administer a medication, alkalinizing agent, blood doping agent, venom, or substance foreign to the natural horse to any horse that is scheduled to race within 48 hours, except as permitted in part 7890.0100, subpart 13a, or in the case of a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment, without the prior permission of a commission veterinarian.
No veterinarian may place a nasogastric tube in a horse that is scheduled to race within 48 hours, except in the case of a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment.
No veterinarian, veterinary assistant, equine masseuse, or animal chiropractor may enter the stall of or otherwise handle a horse at any time within 24 hours of the race in which the horse is entered, except as permitted by part 7890.0140, subpart 7a, if requested and accompanied by a commission veterinarian, or in the case of a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment without the prior permission of a commission veterinarian.
In emergency cases it is the responsibility of the attending veterinarian to notify a commission veterinarian of the nature of the emergency and the exact treatment provided. The notification must be made as soon as practical (within one-half hour of an emergency that occurs during training or racing hours or by 8:00 a.m. on the morning following an emergency which occurred during evening or night hours) and on a form prescribed by the commission.
At the request of a commission veterinarian, the veterinarian must provide radiographs, laboratory tests, and results of other diagnostic procedures within 24 hours.
16 SR 2207; 24 SR 1568; 31 SR 1277; 33 SR 8; 34 SR 1135; 46 SR 6; 46 SR 1210
May 12, 2022
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes