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microchipping and identity

 

equine passport legislation

Microchip technology ia a well astablished method of identifying individual animals and horses are no exception.When new passport applications are made the horse involved must be microchipped,either previously or at the time of application.The microchip is also a positive way of identifying an individual horse for security reasons.Once implanted removal is not possible.Microchip scanners are now in universal use in the veterinary profession,the police,rescue charities and abattoirs.To be able to identify the owner of a horse it is necessary to keep the database up to date with the name,address and contact details of the current owner.All horses must have a passport by 6 months of age or by 31st december in the year of birth,whichever is the sooner.This passport must accompany the horse when it travels and must be available for the vet to examine at the time of a consultation to enable the medicines law to be complied with.This is because some medicines need to be recorded in the passport if the horse is possibly to enter the human food market.Other medicines render the horse unfit for human consumption at any time and then the relevant part of section IX must be filled in to record the horse not intended for human consumption.

       

 

 

 

 

All vaccinations must also be recorded in the passport.

We provide both microchipping and identity drawing services the latter of which must be done by a vet or a specially appointed person

This part may be filled in anyway for reasons of owner sensibility.

ONCE THIS PART IS SIGNED IT CAN NEVER BE RESCINDED.

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