IHWT promotes the microchipping of all equines. This is a tiny chip
which is placed into the muscle of an animal which contains a code
number. All IHWT horses and ponies are identifiable by microchip.
Under EU Directive EU Commission Decision 2000/68/EEC all equidae
will require Passport Identification.
This is due to come into effect in 2004.
For further information contact The Irish Horse Board, Maynooth
Business Campus, Maynooth, Co Kildare. Tel (01) 5053584
IHWT has made a submission to Department of Agriculture regarding
the introduction of passport control and the necessity for micro-chipping
to be done in conjunction with this for all equines.