RVHR is pleased to announce its use of a new identification system for our rescue horses. After extensive research, we recently began using the AVID (American Veterinary Identification Devices) Microchip for identification of all RVHR horses. We are very excited about this new identification system not only for the rescue horses, but also that it may offer the possibility of assist our community in identifying or preventing lost or stolen horses. In addition to your continued support of the horses’ daily needs, we’d like to thank you for making this highly valuable i.d. system possible.
RVHR will scan each horse upon arrival to ensure that the horse is not stolen or lost. The possibility of reuniting a lost or stolen horse with its rightful owner is a wonderful thought. Prior to a horse being placed, each RVHR horse, regardless of age, will have an AVID microchip inserted. During home visits of a placed rescue horse, our staff can scan this chip to verify identification. Because of the increasing number of rescues and placements, this will enable us to identify horses who may be with larger herds.
The insertion procedure is highly safe to both equines and owners, as it involves only a simple injection. The chips are guaranteed for the life of the horse and are a great alternative to branding. If you would like more information please visit http://www.avidequineid.com or contact RVHR.
Now that our equine i.d. system is in place, we look forward to informing and assisting the community.
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