USDA Final Rule Accepts Microchips as Official Identification

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Final USDA Rule: Traceability for horses moving interstate - 2013:  Accepted methods of  official identification are one of the following: 1.  A microchip (electronic identification) that complies with ISO 11784/11785. 2.  A microchip (electronic identification) that is Non-ISO is accepted if it was installed prior to March 11, 2014. 3.  A written description sufficient to identify [...]

Breeding & Training Facilities

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Large and small breeding and training facilities see microchip in use on an everyday basis. Equine microchips are widely used around the world, so it is no surprise to see them in everyday use at top breeding, training and reproductive facilities in the United States as well. Imported horses are almost always microchipped as equine [...]

Your Choice – MiniChip or Standard

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Our advanced 'mini' technology allows for a smaller microchip and a smaller needle.  In fact, our Mini EquineChip™ features the smallest needle possible.   Our equine veterinarians and their clients love the Mini!  (We think the horses like it too!) The Standard chip has a larger needle for those who prefer a heftier feel.  All [...]

The EquineChip and Ranch Management

Horse management at large and small facilities is made simpler with the modern tiny microchip. Eliminate mistakes by using this accurate, dependable and permanent method of ID. Microchip recipient mares and that look-alike crop of foals. Match and/or confirm individual horses with parents and pedigrees.  Enter data on the go with your laptop or pad. More regulatory [...]

What is the USA ‘840’ Microchip?

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'840' is the United States Country Code for identification, recognized around the world.  When a microchip begins with the USA country code of '840' you can be sure of these things: Microchip numbers with an 840 prefix are made only by USDA approved companies who have been granted permission to manufacture the official 840 microchip. The [...]

Microchip Identification for EIA Control

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Microchip Identification for EIA Control - A good example... The dramatic drop in Equine Infectious Anemia in the state of Louisiana can be credited to the state’s EIA program, launched in 1994. Permanent ID in the form of a microchip, a brand or a tattoo,  is required at the time blood is drawn for Coggins testing. Microchips [...]