Equine Identification: Methods and New Technologies

Details on why equine identification is vital to owners, government officials, breed registries, and vets.

By reviewing methods of identification, including hot branding, freeze branding, microchipping, drawings/photographs, DNA analysis, lip tattooing, and new iris scan technology, Dr. McInturff will explain the pros and cons of each method.

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About the Experts

Monty McInturff, DVM

Monty McInturff, DVM, is managing partner at Tennessee Equine Hospital, a multidisciplinary practice with a focus on performance- horse medicine located in Thompson's Station, Tenn. He joined the TEH in 1991 and has since helped grow it into a state-of-the-art diagnostics facility with a full-care equine hospital and ambulatory service. McInturff has a specialty interest in sports medicine and maintenance of the equine athlete. He earned his veterinary degree from Auburn University.