Anyone wishing to conduct a public sale of horses other than
their own must obtain a license from the Oregon Department of Agriculture
(ODA). A temporary one-day license is available for special sales.
requirements to obtain the temporary, one-day horse sale license include the following:
- A temporary one-day horse sale license application submitted
- Application must be submitted 30 days prior to the date of
- $25 license fee must accompany the application.
- An approved bond, an irrevocable letter of credit issued by
an insured institution, or a cash deposit equal to the estimated gross dollars
of sale, with a minimum of $25,000.
- A facility inspected by an ODA representative that meets the
- Enclosures must be provided of such size and construction as
to adequately restrain all animals congregated for sale.
- A separate pen shall be provided for animals showing
symptoms of infectious or contagious diseases.
- All stalls, pens, and water tanks will be maintained in a
- A deputy state veterinarian employed by the licensee present
at the facility on sale day. The veterinarian shall be responsible for the
direction and control of the sanitary practices and examinations of horses at
- Any horse showing symptoms of an infectious disease shall
not be sold or offered for sale.
- Diseased horses shall be immediately isolated from other
livestock and shall be returned to the premises of origin.