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WAC 260-70-720

Posterior digital neurectomy.

(1) No person may bring onto the grounds of a racing association, or enter or cause to be entered in any race, or sell, offer for sale, or act as an agent in the sale of any horse on the grounds under the jurisdiction of the commission that has had a posterior digital neurectomy performed, or has had any nerve removed from the leg of such horse, except as provided in this chapter.
(2) A horse upon which a posterior digital neurectomy has been performed is eligible to race if the following conditions are met:
(a) Prior approval of an official veterinarian has been obtained before the horse was brought onto the grounds of the racing association;
(b) An official veterinarian is satisfied that the loss of sensation to the horse due to the posterior digital neurectomy will not endanger the safety of the public and the participants in racing and does not compromise the integrity of horse racing;
(c) The racing secretary is notified of the posterior digital neurectomy at the time the horse is admitted to the grounds of the racing association; and
(d) The horse's registration or eligibility certificate has been marked to indicate that a posterior digital neurectomy was performed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 07-07-036, § 260-70-720, filed 3/12/07, effective 4/12/07; WSR 06-09-009, § 260-70-720, filed 4/10/06, effective 5/11/06; WSR 05-07-067, § 260-70-720, filed 3/11/05, effective 4/11/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.040. WSR 96-10-001, § 260-70-720, filed 4/17/96, effective 5/18/96.]
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