Microchipping is a minimally invasive procedure that allows for a permenant identification of a patient. The microchip itself is a small Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) that transmits a small radiowave which can be read by a handheld scanner. All horses showing at the FEI and USEF levels must have an approved microchip implanted. Our doctors stay up to date on the latest requirements so that you don’t have to.
While we certainly don’t want to believe it happens, equine theft is a concern. Microchipping your horse is another layer of protection to try and keep your horse safe in your care. Prior to the sale of a horse to an individual or into slaughter they are scanned for a chip, and the registered owner can then be contacted. Is your horse an escape artist? Horses don’t often wear collars with tags like their canine friends. A microchip is the best way to make sure that if your horse escapes he can get back to your care as seamlessly as possible.