As 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.
- 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).
Record period of time you have owned the horse.
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.
Owner’s Declaration – ABSOLUTELY CANNOT BE SIGNED IN BLACK INK
- 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.
- 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.
- For non pedigree registered equine with an official passport, the passport may be attached