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Horse Protection Act

Overview: Horse Protection Act   html

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Provides a synopsis of the Horse Protection Act. Information also provided about the use of thermography in horse protection, program reports, foreign substance penalty protocols, and updates from USDA, APHIS Animal Care.

Horse Protection Act (15 USC, 1821-1831)   html

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The HPA prohibits horses subjected to a process called soring from participating in exhibitions, sales, shows, or auctions.

Horse Protection Regulations   html

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Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9, Chapter 1, Parts 11 and 12.

History of the Horse Protection Act (HPA)   pdf   (11 KB)

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The Horse Protection Act Fact Sheet   pdf   (36 KB)

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The Horse Protection Act: Responsibilities of Horse Show Management   pdf   (56 KB)

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Questions and Answers: Animal Care’s Use of Thermography   (72 KB)

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Tech Note: APHIS Form 7060 Horse Protection Act.   pdf   (102KB)

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Questions and Answers: APHIS Form 7060 Horse Protection Act

Tech Note: HPA: Questions and Answers about Iris Scan Technology.   pdf   (101KB)

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USDA Horse Protection Program utilizing iris scan technology for equine identification.