Horse Markings & Identification

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Horse Markings & Identification

  1. 1. EQUINE MEDICINE Horse Markings and Identification
  2. 2. Purpose  Health and Disease Control  Theft Prevention  Slaughter  Breeding  Recovery  Fraud Prevention
  3. 3. Methods  Coat Color  Body Markings  Tattoos  Freeze Branding  Blood Typing  Microchip Placement  DNA Testing  Iris Scanning
  4. 4. Parts of the Horse
  5. 5. Coat Color  Bay  Tan or red body  Black mane and tail
  6. 6. Coat Color  Brown  Brown or black body  Light points  Black mane and tail  Black legs
  7. 7. Coat Color  Black  Black body  Black mane and tail
  8. 8. Coat Color  Blue Roan  White and black body  Dark head, lower legs  Red Roan  White and red body  Dark head, lower legs
  9. 9. Coat Color  Dun  Yellow or gold body  Dorsal stripe  Mane and tail varies  Zebra stripe on legs  Stripe on withers  Red Dun  Red mane and tail, dorsal stripe
  10. 10. Coat Color  Palomino  Gold body  White mane and tail  No dorsal stripe
  11. 11. Coat Color  Paint-Tobiano  Head-solid horse  White markings possible  Legs  White markings  White over back
  12. 12. Coat Color  Paint-Overo  White Face  Dark legs  No white over back
  13. 13. Coat Color  Appaloosa  Mottled hair and skin  Dalmatian  Blanket
  14. 14. Coat Color  Albino  White hair/pink skin  Pink eyes
  15. 15. Coat Color  Grey  Mixture of white and colored hair  Born dark  Lighten with age  Dapple  Flea bitten
  16. 16. Coat Color  Chestnut  Dark red (brown) body  Mane and tail same or lighter
  17. 17. Coat Color  White  Born white  Pink skin  Colored eyes
  18. 18. Coat Color  Buckskin  Yellow or gold body  Black lower legs  Black mane and tail  No stripe  Grullo  Smoke body  Black mane and tail  Black lower legs  Dorsal stripe
  19. 19. Head Markings
  20. 20. Head Markings Star
  21. 21. Head Markings Strip/Stripe
  22. 22. Head Markings Snip
  23. 23. Head Markings Blaze
  24. 24. Head Markings Bald
  25. 25. Leg Markings
  26. 26. Leg Markings Coronet
  27. 27. Leg Markings Pastern
  28. 28. Leg Markings Half-Stocking Ankle
  29. 29. Leg Markings Stocking Stocking plus
  30. 30. Leg Markings White spots Distal spots
  31. 31. Other Body Markings Chestnut Dimples Cowlick Scars
  32. 32. Other Identification Methods Tattoo
  33. 33. Other Identification Methods Freeze Brand Fire Brand
  34. 34. Other Identification Methods  Blood Typing  Jockey Club  AQHA  Arab Horse Registry
  35. 35. Other Identification Methods Microchip Implants
  36. 36. Other Identification Methods  DNA Testing  Individual Identification  Parentage Verification  No Breeding Value
  37. 37. Other Identification Methods  More accurate than a fingerprint  Digital photo of iris  Secure online protection  Health records  Pedigree, etc.  Easy and non-invasive Iris Scan:

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