Horse Identification


Jockey Club to Require Microchips Starting in 2017

August 10, 2015

The Board of Stewards voted Aug. 8 to mandate microchips for Thoroughbred foals born in 2017 and later.... Read More


Hurricane Preparation Tips for Horse Owners

June 06, 2015

Hurricane season is upon us, so horse owners should ready themselves in advance for evacuation.... Read More


Colorado Horse Owners Reminded to Get Brand Inspections

March 22, 2015

State statutes require a brand inspection if owners plan on buying, selling, adopting, gifting, or selling horses.... Read More

Lord De Mauley outlined the plans for the introduction of a strengthened, fit-for-purpose equine identification regime throughout Europe.


Horse Identification Needs Discussed at British Forum

March 21, 2015

The need for a robust, workable equine identification system was discussed at the 2015 British National Equine Forum.... Read More


Navigating Natural Disasters with Horses

March 02, 2015

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


U.K. to Introduce New Database in Wake of Horsemeat Scandal

September 18, 2014

The United Kingdom will establish a new equine database as part of a more robust equine identification system.... Read More


Tranquilizers for Riding

May 22, 2014

Should tranquilizers be used to help calm a horse down so it can be ridden? ... Read More


What to do if a Horse's Microchip Company is out of Business

April 21, 2014

My horse's microchip company is no longer in business. What should I do? ... Read More

Identifying a horse by their lip tattoo.


Poll Recap: Identification Methods

April 08, 2014

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Planning for Equine Evacuations During Hurricanes

June 24, 2012

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


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


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