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Identifying a horse by their lip tattoo.

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Poll Recap: Identification Methods

April 08, 2014

Readers share insights on the various identification methods they use to identify their horses. ... Read More

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Mini-Microchips for Horses Get Thumbs Up

April 07, 2014

Researchers recently tested a "mini-microchip" that's roughly 70% the size of the standard microchip.... Read More

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Switzerland Ramps Up Horse Traceability Laws

October 18, 2013

To better manage disease outbreaks, Swiss owners must now register horses and report movement to officials.... Read More

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Montana Owners Reminded to Get Brand Inspections for Horses

October 03, 2013

The Montana Department of Livestock says horses must have a brand inspection before crossing county lines.... Read More

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Survey: Passport Regulations Confuse Vets, Horse Owners

September 13, 2013

Eighty-four percent of participants find passport regulations obtuse or problematic to understand.... Read More

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Remember Brand Inspections for Colorado Horses

June 09, 2013

Colorado state statutes require a brand inspection if owners plan on buying, selling, or transporting horses.... Read More

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Hot Branding to be Performed Under Anesthesia in Germany

May 30, 2013

From 2019 on, hot branding in Germany will only be legal when performed under local or general anesthesia.... Read More

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Hurricane Preparation Tips for Horse Owners

May 27, 2013

With the hurricane season upon us, it's important that horse owners ready themselves in advance for evacuation... Read More

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Microchip Safety in Horses Evaluated

March 20, 2013

Researchers are evaluating the effects and usefulness of microchips implanted into horses' bodies. ... Read More

Volunteers process equine passports in the temporary veterinary clinic inside the Kentucky Horse Park.

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FEI Working to Improve International High Performance Horse Movement

November 08, 2012

The FEI's new project will include endorsing an official biosecurity guide and promoting horse passports.... Read More

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2013 First-Time FEI Horse Registration: Microchips Required

October 21, 2012

Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, all horses newly-registered with the FEI must be microchipped.... Read More

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Hurricane Isaac Equine Rescues Chronicled

October 09, 2012

The Louisiana State Animal Response Team rescued numerous of horses from the storm and its aftermath.... Read More

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eyeD to Provide Equine Identification at APHA World Show

September 27, 2012

Participating horses will receive a courtesy scan from eyeD at the identification station throughout the show.... Read More

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Study Finds Equine Hot Brands Difficult to Decipher

August 26, 2012

An Austrian study finds brands used in horse identification difficult to read in some instances.... Read More

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Horses Displaced by Colorado Wildfires

June 25, 2012

More than 200 horses have been evacuated from a wildfire burning near Manitou Springs, Colo.... Read More

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Planning for Equine Evacuations During Hurricanes

June 24, 2012

Preparing ahead for equine evacuations can be crucial to horses' survival.... Read More

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Horse Owners Urged to Prepare for Active Wildfire Season

June 03, 2012

National authorities have cautioned horse owners to prepare for wildfires before they occur.... Read More

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Hurricane Season Resources for Horse Owners

June 01, 2012

Learn how to prepare yourself, your horse, and your farm for the hurricane season.... Read More

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Navigating Natural Disasters with Horses

June 01, 2012

Prepare a disaster plan for keeping your horse safe during wildfires, hurricanes, and other emergencies.... Read More

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Thwarting Horse Thieves

June 01, 2012

Reduce the risk of your horse turning up missing and increase recovery chances.... Read More

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Keeping Your Horse Farm Afloat

June 01, 2012

Set up a communications plan to help your farm or business survive in the event of a disaster.... Read More

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Heated Debate Over Potential Hot Branding Ban in Germany

May 25, 2012

If the proposal passes German horse breeders will no longer be allowed to brand their horses with a hot iron.... Read More

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Equine Identification: Free Webinar

May 15, 2012

Presenter Monty McInturff, DVM, will detail why equine identification is vital to horse owners and vets.... Read More

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Crisis Communication Planning Resources for Equestrians

May 07, 2012

A catastrophic occurrence can cause nearly irreparable damage to a horse business, event, or brand.... Read More

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KHC Seeking Information on Equine Tornado Victims

April 21, 2012

The number of horses lost or injured as a result of the storms is still uncertain.... Read More