You will not need to scan your equine or purchase a scanner. The program contact personnel will set up convenient times and locations for your horse to be periodically scanned. A scanner will identify the chip that is implanted in your equine’s neck.
What does the chip look like? RFID - Microchip
Magnified Interior of Microchip Graphics courtesy of Electronic ID Inc
Why is the National Identification System so important?
Premises identification and individual identification benefits equine owners
Notification in the event of an equine disease outbreak
Horses implanted with a chip can be identified when stolen or lost to their current premises
Survey and assess the composition and nature of the equine industry, including its resistance to the implementation of national ID and the impact it will have on the quality of life of equine owners and participants in equine activities.
Evaluate the potential use of microchips, scanners and a web-based data collection system to provide and effective and affordable system for individual identification of horses to meet the national requirement for animal ID.
Provide data summary and analysis as well as access to data tracing/tracking of disease outbreaks to ensure a healthy environment for participating in equestrian events.
How will chipping and registering my premise help in disease outbreaks?
PDA (Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture) at the present time does not have the information to control and eradicate an equine disease outbreak