Important Information: Equine Passporting & Microchipping

Read this important information about equine passporting and microchipping

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  • From October 2020 it will be mandatory for all horse, pony and donkey owners to microchip their animals to help improve equine welfare
  • In 2009 it was made law foals require a passport within six months of birth or by 31st December of the year of birth – whichever is latest
  • If a passport is lost a duplicate passport should be applied for
  • Its is illegal to sell an equine without handing over the passport at the time of sale
  • New ownership of a horse should be registered within 30 days of ownership
  • When an equine dies, the passport should be returned to the passport issuing organisation within 30 days
  • If medicines such as Bute are administered to an equine, section II, part II of the passport should be signed to permanently exclude an animal from the human food chain
  • The passport should accompany an equine and be available for inspection, including when travelling to shows or to the vets
  • Remember to always have your horse’s passport available for veterinary visits

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