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RE: [RC] [RC] Fw: [AERC-Members] Horse Identification - Laurie Durgin

Tattos can fade,our Tb has a half letter, still trying to figure it out. Plus they are easy to alter. Can't alter a chip/only remove it.Well,maybe my son could alter it.Laurie/Rascal/HOney/Scout

From: "Bob Morris" <bobmorris@xxxxxxxx>
To: "Dot Wiggins" <dotwgns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,"ridecamp" <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [RC] Fw: [AERC-Members] Horse Identification
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 21:09:48 -0600

Why a chip? Every horse at every ride gets an inspection of the mouth for
capillary refill at least once. A lip tattoo as used by the Jockey Club on
TB's would be easy to check while vetting in and taking the refill. And it
is well proven usage in thousands of race horses and for many years. Why
re-invent the wheel?

I smell a sales pitch.


Bob Morris
Morris Endurance Enterprises
Boise, ID

  -----Original Message-----
  From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Dot Wiggins
  Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2003 8:38 PM
  To: ridecamp
  Subject: [RC] Fw: [AERC-Members] Horse Identification

Looking for comments on this proposal. Among other things, is there an
issue with "ringer" horses being entered in rides?

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Dot Wiggins
  To: AERCMembersForum@xxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2003 8:31 PM
  Subject: [AERC-Members] Horse Identification

Just had time to skim the minutes from the June EN

  What do others think of this "chip" program?   I can think of a bunch of
problems with this.

Nightmare of paper work for both RM and Vets. "It is hard to keep these
folks as it is."

What about the horses that already carry chips, or registration # brands,
and those that carry an owners own registered brand? Horses can change
hands and nobody knows there is already a chip, now you could possibly get

  How do you prove the horse that is being "chipped" really belongs to the
person presenting it?

The number of "readers" listed at 12? I skimmed thru the ride calendar
and some months there are more rides than that in one region. How do you
insure each ride will have a reader? How do insure they will be returned in
time on time?

  As far as theft protection, no one can see the chip, that horse could be
sold privately several times for years before a scanner happens to see the

Just a few of the questions that come to mind.

More maybe later.

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