Horse Identification

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Microchipping: High-Tech Horses

September 03, 2010

Vets say microchipping horses is a quick and simple procedure that provides safe, permanent identification. ... Read More

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FEI President: FEI Supports Animal Identification, Traceability

June 20, 2010

"As an industry and as an organization, we completely support the EU requirement for the now compulsory passports of all equines within the community and the introduction of mandatory microchipping," Princess Haya said.... Read More

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Horse Identification Halter Tags

May 01, 2010

Use these identification tags to keep your contact information on your horse in case of emergencies.... Read More

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Identification Methods for Horses

May 01, 2010

Permanent, tamper-resistant, and accurate identification of horses provides positive proof of ownership. ... Read More

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Horse Identification

April 02, 2010

Keep track of your horse's distinguishing characteristics and all emergency information in this one-page form.... Read More

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Horse Identification Riles Up Readers

February 25, 2010

More than 1,600 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Should some form of permanent identification be required for every horse in the United States?"

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AVMA Requests Stronger Disease Traceability System

February 11, 2010

In response to a statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has reaffirmed its call for a strong, national animal disease traceability program... Read More

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USDA to Revise Animal Disease Traceability Approach

February 08, 2010

The USDA will develop a new, flexible framework for animal disease traceability in the United States, and undertake several other actions to further strengthen its disease prevention and response capabilities said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vils... Read More

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Tips to Keep Your Horses Safe

November 03, 2009

Stolen Horse International has released the following tips to help secure your property and horses.... Read More

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Iris Scan Horse Identification in the Works

September 21, 2009

A new tool that will allow horses to be identified quickly via an iris scan should be available next year, said the company pioneering it.

"We plan to develop this technology to identify horses," said Bobby Varma, director of business... Read More

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Microchips Not Required for Horses Entering Mexico

August 27, 2009

Horses being transported to Mexico are not required to be microchipped, said Jim Barrett, public affairs specialist with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, an agency within the USDA.

Clarification on the requirements took place... Read More

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Tips to Stop Horse Poachers Offered by Police

August 13, 2009

While their probe into a series of horse poaching incidents continues, the Miami-Dade County Police are asking horse owners to do their part to keep their animals safe.

At least 17 horses have been stolen and apparently butchered for... Read More

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Horses Transported to Mexico Require Permanent ID

August 04, 2009

As of May 2009, U.S. horses are required to have identification when being transported into Mexico.

The regulations were changed to improve animal identification and because of the reappearance of contagious equine metritis (CEM), a... Read More

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Pain of Branding, Microchip Insertion Compared in New Study

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

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Thoroughbred Identification Service Enhanced by Jockey Club

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

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Free Thoroughbred Identification Service Expanded

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

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House Funding Bill Excludes Animal Identification System

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

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USDA Hosts Discussions on Animal Identification System

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

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Jockey Club Offers Free Thoroughbred Identification Service

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 Read More

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Missing Jumper Located

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

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'Imposter' Horse Identified in Missing Jumper Case

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

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Jumper Reported Missing After Cross-Country Haul

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.

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Adoption Programs to Brand Horses

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

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Horse Licensing Bill Scrapped after Protest

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

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UK Microchip Exemption Sought for Semiferal Foals

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