How can I register in the Equine Protection Registry?
The Equine Protection Registry is available to anyone who has a microchipped horse, regardless of the type or brandname of chip. If your horse already has a microchip (from any company), you can still enroll online at your convenience. You MUST have the accurate chip number that is in your horse, before you can enroll online. When you enroll in the Registry, your number will be verified and you will receive a Wallet Card and a certificate from the Equine Protection Registry.
NOTE: If your horse is not microchipped yet, you cannot enroll online. Order your chips today or have your vet install the Pro-ID EquineChip™. Then come back and enroll online!
The chip is invisible. How can it benefit my horse?
Microchips provide the most reliable form of instant permanent ID. Rather than being on the outside of the horse, where ID can be removed or altered, the chip is safe and secure in the nuchal ligament. If your horse also has a brand, the chip and the brand can work together for double protection.
The Pro-ID EquineChip™ is always there; able to be checked and verified immediately. When the chip number is recorded on documents, it immediately confirms... with the pass of a scanner...that the horse on the paperwork is the correct animal. Microchip numbers can be used as proof-positive when transporting, buying, selling, breeding, insuring, and protecting from disease.
A chip number registered in the Equine Protection Network can be life-saving in cases of theft or natural disasters.
Is the EquineChip™ universal? Can all scanners read it?
Yes, the Pro-ID EquineChips™ are universal and flexible for use in the United States and elsewhere. We offer two types: a 10 digit chip, and a 15 digit chip. Both are universal chips. If your horse is going overseas, you should order the 15 digit ISO type. Some Registries also require the 15 digit ISO chip. The cost is the same.
If my horse is stolen or missing, how can the chip help me get him back?
When a microchipped horse is stolen or missing, report it immediately to law enforcement and make sure they have the chip number. Then, contact the Equine Protection Registry (800.434.2843) and place your horse on the Hot List. A number of Equine Protection network affiliates such as brand inspectors, law enforcement agencies, and Stolen Horse International will be contacted and 'in the loop' looking for your horse.
What about an emergency, a fire, a flood, storm, etc?
Microchip ID Equine works with national disaster preparedness groups across America. These groups are equipped with scanners. In times of natural disaster or emergency, scanning for microchips is the ideal and preferred method of identifying equines and reuniting them with registered owners.
When a microchip is found in a horse, he is a phone call away from being reunited with his owner.
The Equine Protection Registry™ can be life-saving when horse and owner are registered...
connected by the microchip number.
Owners of microchipped horses are contacted immediately when chips are traced through the Equine Protection Registry database. Non-chipped horses typically take much longer, or in many cases, never get returned to their owners.
As one of the longest standing microchip companies in the United States, Microchip ID Equine has maintained a database for nearly 20 years. The Equine Protection network makes your information available to recovery teams and law enforcement agencies who locate missing or stolen horses. If your horse scans 'positive' for a microchip, everyone knows who to call.
How much does it cost to register my horse in the Equine Protection Registry?
There is a one time, lifetime fee of $17.50. A registration into the Protection Registry includes all important owner information, an alternate contact, and information about the horse, including his chip number. The owner will receive a nice certificate and a full color Wallet Card.
I have a dog. How would I register his chip?
Dogs and other pets should be chipped and registered just like horses. However, because lost pets are more likely to be picked up by animal control or taken to a vet's office, it is essentail that they be registered in the national pet registry network. To learn more about lost pet recovery, go to the Microchip Activation Center for pets.
Is the Pro-ID EquineChip the same chip used in production or food animals?
No. The EquineChip™ was designed for horse owners and veterinarians who want a high-quality unique ID number that can be privately registered as a benefit to horse and owner. The food animal microchip program is used for different reasons.
Does the microchip enable my horse to be located using GPS tracking equipment or satellite?
No. The technology to incorporate GPS into a tiny injectable, passive (no power source) microchip is not currently available.