Opinions on Microchipping legislation from 1st July 2009 ????

treacle86

Well-Known Member
Joined
28 August 2008
Messages
886
Location
Bonny Scotland
Visit site
I am a part time passport identifier and this new ruling means im pretty much obsolete !!!!
This will mean vets will be seriously busy doing microchipping and passport forms etc etc , that is if this will be properly monitored and regulated .
Becoz how many people who dont already have a passport because they dont want to, cant afford to etc etc , how many of these people are going to go and get horses microchipped and then passported , when they havent had them passported up til now ?????!!!!!!

Obviously new born foals and youngsters who dont have microchip / passport will be ge€tting done correctly by all the conscientious owners !!!!

any views on this ???? like to hear everyones views , recommendations etc ????

grrrr!!!

I have a brand new Microchip Scanner for identifying for my passports , just bought it 2 months ago as lost my old one !!!!

So if anyone needs one or fancies one , for someone who has a use for it , reasonable price to good home !!! lol

Thanks guys x
 

Britestar

Well-Known Member
Joined
2 March 2008
Messages
5,443
Location
upside down
Visit site
The point is tho, that every horse should already have a passport (ok, I know they don't) but, the law states that every horse should have a passport.

Therefore, theoretically, the only beasts needing one will be new borns, so they get microchipped, along with their vaccs.

Not wanting/ can't afford is not really grounds for not having a passort. If you can't afford that, how on earth do they afford to keep the horse????
 

competitiondiva

Well-Known Member
Joined
9 September 2008
Messages
3,832
Visit site
My only concern on this is if a horse is stolen and the theives have a scanner get the correct id number and put it on a fake passport (and they must be out there!) will the horse be scanned and id details checked with petlog or just checked against the passport? If the computer details aren't checked then microchipping will not prevent/deter theft. If all horses are going to have their details checked with petlog then this is going to result in a hell of a lot more work for petlog, who is going to fund that extra cost?

I'm all for microchipping all my animals have been done since the beginning of time!!! But the system needs to be carefully run & maintained in order to ensure the correct horse is linked with the correct passport and in turn the correct owner...
 

miss_bird

Well-Known Member
Joined
13 August 2006
Messages
2,933
Location
where ever my horses are
Visit site
I have all my horses microchipped when i get their passports done, it does not cost that much more and is in my mind a bit more of a check.
When some pleb, decided that hey would let my horses out of the field for the fun of it we could not find them for hours, i rang the docks and gave them all the horses passport details and microchip number, they said that the meat lorry goes on 2 days a week and i was more than welcome to come and check mine were not on the lorry, but they as a matter of course only check that the passport match the horse, that was my piece of mind gone that microchips would prevent the horses being shipped and sold on, luckily i did find them all happily eating a ladies lawn who thought they are very lovely and was happy for me to leave the maure as it could go on her garden
 
D

Donkeymad

Guest
And that is the whole reason microchips, IMO, are currently a complete waste of time. Horse owners have the idea that horses are routinely scanned when being shipped, at Auctions etc, but they are not. There are also still a lot of different microchips and a lot of older scanners in use, so still very iffy as to whether a certain scanner will pick up a chip or not.
I'm thinking that maybe 30 years down the line, things will be different.
I have an up-to-date scanner myself
grin.gif
 

competitiondiva

Well-Known Member
Joined
9 September 2008
Messages
3,832
Visit site
My animals are microchipped because if found and there is a dispute over identity then it can be proved who the horse is as it is only the owner who can change microchip details with petlog (or rescue centres if a case involving the owner has been proved etc) I always hoped but never believed that horses were scanned and checked at auctions/ports etc, it is something that needs to be addressed though.
 

treacle86

Well-Known Member
Joined
28 August 2008
Messages
886
Location
Bonny Scotland
Visit site
yeah its all a bit rubbish isnt ??? Thats my worry re stolen /lost / meat horses etc , they just check it matches passport , not with petlog or pet id etc , or who the rightful owners is!!! grrr , gets me frustrated .

I think microchipping AND freezemarking is the way forward as freezemarking is at least easily visible to everyone , althoough there is concern re some people altering digits with dye etc .
Fizzimyst , im not too sure , It is literally brand new , still boxed , with warranty etc , cost £160 , say £100 incl postage ???
xxx
 

PeterNatt

Well-Known Member
Joined
15 July 2003
Messages
4,590
Location
London and Hertfordshire
s68.photobucket.com
I would always recommend having a horse freezemarked as anyone can read a Freezemark.

The new Micro-chipping system includes the setting up of a data base in each EEC country with details of all horses micro-chipped from June 2009 on them. It will also be possible to check details on another EEC countries data base.

There has been an issue in the past that there are about 7 different micro-chipping systems and that the scanners of one system will not always read another systems.

It would be sensible that every horse that is exported/imported or slaughtered has it's micro-chip/identity checked at the time to confirm their true identity. However, there is no legislation at present which compels this. I would suggest that if this is something that is needed.
 
Top