The chip tells the story

By Connie Orcutt • Published: January 1st, 2017
Category: Animal Airwaves

You’ve probably heard of microchipping dogs or cats. But did you know that microchips are used in horses, too?

Having a secure means of identifying horses serves many purposes. For example, scanning a microchip ensures a potential buyer and the veterinarian that the correct horse is presented for a pre-purchase exam. Similarly, breeding barns need to be sure the right stallion and mare are paired. Microchips are also used to settle issues around horse ownership or abuse.

For years now, microchip identification of horses has been required for certain international events. And as of 2017, the same requirement will be imposed on horses competing through US equestrian organizations.

So, you might consider this simple procedure for your horse. It could prevent worry from chipping away at your peace of mind.