July 14, 2009
It is significantly more painful for a horse to be branded with a hot iron than it is to receive a microchip transponder for identification purposes, researchers concluded in a new study. They also found pain from hot branding lasts for at least... Read More
July 08, 2009
Owners and equine rescue groups with unidentified Thoroughbreds that sport lip tattoos now have access to free identification services provided by the Jockey Club.
Unveiled in April, the free tattoo lookup service allows horse owners and... Read More
July 02, 2009
The Jockey Club has enhanced its free Tattoo Identification Services by adding access its markings database to the tattoo research module.
The free tattoo identification service was unveiled in April to help owners identify tattooed but... Read More
June 16, 2009
The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) will receive no new funding under a 2010 spending bill proposed by the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture, Rural Development, and FDA appropriations subcommittee. Chairwoman Rosa L. DeLauro... Read More
May 14, 2009
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on May 11 held a roundtable discussion with a variety of industry stakeholders on the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). This was the second in a series of listening sessions the USDA will hold... Read More
April 15, 2009
The Jockey Club has established a free service to help owners identify tattooed but unidentified Thoroughbreds in their possession.
For legible tattoos, an owner can use a free tattoo lookup feature available from
March 13, 2009
Good Guinness, the Grand Prix jumper reported missing, has been found, trainer Patrick Seaton confirmed the evening of March 12.
The horse was allegedly found at Resolution Far... Read More
March 12, 2009
A horse that was purported to be missing Irish Sport Horse Good Guinness has been identified as a horse named Con Air. This horse was imported from Holland in 2004, according to New Jersey trainer Frank Madden, who received Con Air in place of... Read More
March 11, 2009
Grand Prix jumper Good Guinness has been reported missing after his California-based trainer, Patrick Seaton, shipped him to New York to try to sell him on the East Coast.
February 26, 2009
ReRun, the Thoroughbred adoption program headquartered in New Jersey, will be freeze branding its horses to protect them from getting into the wrong hands. Joining ReRun in this initiative is Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) and Mylestone... Read More
January 29, 2009
A New Hampshire lawmaker scrapped mandatory horse licensing legislation after angry horse owners protested the measure on grounds that it would be financially burdensome.
The bill, HB 427, required owners to obtain licenses for each of thei... Read More
January 16, 2009
Some equine advocates in the United Kingdom want the government to exempt semi-feral foals from proposed mandatory microchipping regulations until they leave public lands because compliance is too costly for the foals' owners.... Read More
November 17, 2008
November 11, 2008
The United Kingdom's Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has launched a consultation period to revise existing equine identification legislation. During this time,
September 11, 2008
The Texas Animal Health Commission is advising those evacuating for Hurricane Ike to call 2-1-1 for the latest information on available facilities open for emergency animal sheltering for livestock and pets.
"The 2-1-1 operators assist... Read More
August 29, 2008
On the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, horse owners and veterinarians in the New Orleans area are fleeing ahead of Gustav, a storm the National Weather Service says is likely to become "a large, powerful hurricane as it approaches the... Read More
August 20, 2008
With the hurricane season upon us, Louisiana State University (LSU) is reminding horse owners of steps they can take to ready themselves in advance for evacuation, as well as other recommended tasks related to hurricane preparedness.... Read More
August 16, 2008
A 21-year-old chestnut Morgan mare was found after being missing for over 40 hours in the Blueridge Wildlife Management Area of the 65,000 Chattahoochee National Forest.
August 15, 2008
A variety of topics were highlighted during the reinvented Kester News Hour at the 2007 AAEP Convention. ... Read More
July 14, 2008
Charlz, the 17-year-old Arabian horse that became separated from his rider on May 25, continued to elude searchers this weekend.
Eight mounted volunteers from a local stable combed the Freetown Massachusetts State Forest on Sunday.... Read More
July 11, 2008
A wildfire occurs and you need to evacuate. In the smoke and confusion, a beloved horse refuses to load in the trailer. Now you're faced with making decisions. What's the best thing to do?
This is just one of many stressful... Read More
July 11, 2008
This Sunday, volunteers will once again comb Massachusetts' Freetown State Forest in search of Charlz, a horse who was separated from his rider six weeks ago.
"We know he's out there because we've seen his tracks, and he's been spotted... Read More
July 09, 2008
Agricultural journalist Mary-Louise Zanoni has succeeded in keeping the USDA from applying Privacy Act safeguards to information it has collected from livestock owners as part of the
July 04, 2008
Sheryl Crow is urging people to get involved in saving America's wild horses.
"I think it will be a real shame when we look back and we don't have these incredible species, and I guess my best hope would be that people, individuals, step... Read More
June 14, 2008
Despite considerable opposition from groups who say the program is unworkable or an invasion of privacy, the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is making inexorable inroads into the lives of horse owners.
Jim Morehead, DVM,... Read More
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Q. I had my horses implanted with a microchip years ago. Recently, I attempted to change my contact information only to find out the website no longer existed. I obviously need to register my horses at a new site. What are my options?