altAs of July 31, 2010, an EID (Equine Information Document) is required for all horses presented at a processing facility in Canada. The document will require an owner-signed declaration to verify the accuracy of the information and include details, dating back 6 months, on the animal's health and any administered medications. A number of medications are no longer permitted in horses being processed for human consumption. For complete details on the EID, the list of non-permitted drugs, and equine description terms, visit the CFIA web site.

 

The EID was recently simplified and is now a 1-page document. To view the new EID, click on the link below and follow the instructions for completion.
 
 
Instructions for Completion
 
Owner Information & Horse Description
  • Owner’s Name – owner of the horse
  • Full Address – complete contact address of owner (street number or post office box number, city/town, province/state, postal code/zip code)
  • Phone Number – complete contact number of owner
  • Primary Location of Animal – Legal Land Location, Legal Address or Premise Identification Number
  • Primary Use of the Animal – recreation, companion animal, pleasure riding, breeding, ranch/farm work, public work, private industry work, performance/sport/show, racing, rodeo, urine production or any other please specify
  • Sex – Mare, Gelding, Stallion, Filly
  • Age – month and year of birth (if known), if owner does not know age then write “unknown”
  • List Visible Acquired Marks – self explanatory, if none then put non applicable (n/a)
  • Picture - Attach, by stapling to the EID, a single page containing the name (if applicable) of the equine and clear printed pictures of the animal showing each of the views in the diagram (shown on EID). The pictures should be large enough to see the detail required. The views shall be printed on a standard 8.5x11” page. Ensure that at least 90% of the picture contains the side or portion of the animal shown in the part of the diagram (shown on EID) to be depicted. Take close ups of any visible acquired marks such as brands and attach. Owners, please ensure that the written description and pictures attached agree and then sign and date the picture page(s).
Question 1:
Record period of time you have owned the horse.
 
Questions 2 thru 4:
Answer using the shortest of the following 3 periods: since January 31, 2010, in the last 180 days, or during the time you owned the animal.
If YES is answered in any of questions 2 thru 4 then the owner MUST put details on the reverse of the form, date & sign after each statement made! 
 
Question 5:
Owner’s Declaration – ABSOLUTELY CANNOT BE SIGNED IN BLACK INK
 
Transient Agent Declaration – Completed by the buyer/shipper of the animals, the from date (start date of care) should be dated the same as the date the owner signed the EID and the to date (end date of care) is the date they were shipped and/or delivered to the plant. Complete all required information of the transient agent and sign (no black ink).
 
Note: A transient agent is a person who purchases, transports and/or cares for equine destined for immediate slaughter and is responsible for the care of equine immediately destined for slaughter. A transient agent declaration is applicable for only short term responsibility for an animal destined for slaughter in a short time period (the time needed to assemble, schedule and move to slaughter) and may not be used in lieu of an ownership declaration. Individual equine animals held for reasons and time periods other than short term movement to slaughter shall be presented for slaughter with completed (owner declaration signed) EIDs. 
 
Alternatives to Written and Picture Identification
  1. The written description information and, as a substitute for pictures, the silhouette on the EID, is preferably completed by a licensed Veterinarian, individual authorized by an Animal Pedigree Act recognized pedigree registry or recognized by Equine Canada to issue identification passports or brand inspectors employed provincially.
  2. For pedigree registered animals that have official registration papers with picture and written description identification, a legible color copy of the registration papers may be attached to this document.
  3. For non pedigree registered equine with an official passport, the passport may be attached
Height in Hands – mandatory (1 hand = 4 inches) measured from ground to top of withers.
 
 
BUYER AND OFFICE USE ONLY (BOTTOM RIGHT)
Buyer ID (batch number) – Buyer’s assigned batch number.
# of horses shipped – This is the total number of horses on the load.
Tag Number – This is Bouvry Exports assigned tag numbers for buyer’s that have been supplied tags. May also be used to record Auction Tag # for those with no assigned Bouvry Tag #’s.
Export Tag Number – For U.S. shippers only – this is your green export tag number.
Slaughter Serial # - PLEASE LEAVE BLANK THIS IS FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
 
 
ALL PORTIONS OF THE FORM NEED TO BE COMPLETED IN LEGIBLE PRINTING. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT ALL FIELDS ARE FILLED AND THAT NO FIELDS ARE LEFT BLANK. IF THE OWNER ANSWERS YES TO ANY OF THE QUESTIONS THEN IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THEY PROVIDE DETAILS AS OUTLINED, ON THE REVERSE OF THE FORM. ANY CHANGES MADE BY THE OWNER MUST BE INITIALLED. DECLARATIONS CANNOT BE SIGNED IN BLACK INK. FAXED COPIES OF THE EQUINE INFORMATION DOCUMENT ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.

 

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