Lessons Learned From the Hurricanes

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Microchips were helpful in reuniting horses with owners after the 2005 hurricanes, but it was usually because owners had proof of horses' microchip numbers. Since 1994, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry (LDAF) has required horses' Coggins or equine infectious anemia tests to be linked with permanent identification, including microchips, tattoos, or freeze/hot brands. The

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