Horse Identification


Stolen Horses International Helps Bring Horses Home

September 08, 2011

Stolen Horses International and its companion website help owners search for missing horses.... Read More


Texas Wildfires: Too Soon to Know How Many Horses Evacuated

September 06, 2011

Members of Texas' equine community are working together to help horses threatened by raging wildfires.... Read More


Horse Owners Urged to Prepare for Hurricane Irene

August 25, 2011

Emergency response personnel are urging horse owners in hurricane-prone regions to prepare for the storm.... Read More


USDA Seeks Comments on Animal Disease Traceability Rule

August 10, 2011

The USDA issued a proposed rule a proposed rule to establish regulations for improving livestock traceability.... Read More


Be Prepared for Natural Disasters

July 08, 2011

Whether you are responsible for a barn full of horses or one beloved companion, this summer's harsh weather ... Read More


Iris Scanning Aids in Horse Identification

June 22, 2011

Research has indicated that the horse's eye could be the most telling identifier.... Read More


Plan Now for Natural Disasters

June 18, 2011

Planning ahead for natural disasters can increase your horse's chance for surviving the storm. ... Read More


Thousands of Horses At Risk as Mississippi River Swells

May 13, 2011

As Mississippi River floodwaters rise, continuing to threaten parts of Mississippi and Louisiana, hundreds of ... Read More


Still Little Information on Southern Tornadoes' Impact on Area Equines

April 29, 2011

More than 24 hours after the tornado outbreak touched the South, there was still little news about the twisters' impact on horses residing in the affected areas. ... Read More


Too Early to Establish Impact of Southern Tornadoes on Horses

April 28, 2011

Something wicked this way came--a tornado outbreak involving more than 160 individual tornadoes, touching down from Mississippi all the up the East Coast. So far, at least 200 people are reported dead, the majority in Alabama. At present, the ... Read More


AVMA: Disaster Plans Must Include Pets

March 23, 2011

As emergency crews respond to the tsunami crisis in Japan and flooding in California, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reminds pet owners via video to include pets and livestock in emergency plans. "Taking care of pets can be ... Read More


The Jockey Club Reduces Price of Microchips

January 04, 2011

The Jockey Club has reduced the price of microchips for sale to interested owners and breeders by 50%, from $20 to $10 per chip. Introduced in March 2008, microchips are not currently a requirement for Thoroughbred registration with The Jockey Club ... Read More


Search Under Way for Horse Lost in California Flood

December 28, 2010

A California man is hoping a tip will lead to the recovery of his horse that was lost when flooding caused by last week's heavy rains broke down the corral in which the animal was originally located.
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New Equine Surgery Center Set to Open in Kentucky

November 10, 2010

A new equine surgery and sports medicine center is set to open its doors in Lexington, Ky. Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine is a group veterinary referral practice focusing on outpatient medicine and elective surgery. ... Read More


Microchipping: High-Tech Horses

September 03, 2010

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


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


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


Horse Identification Riles Up Readers

February 25, 2010

More than 1,600 readers of 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


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


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


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


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


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


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