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Horse Markings & Identification

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Horse Markings & Identification

Horse Markings & Identification

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