Horse owners can protect their animals in the case of an emergency or a disease outbreak with Premises Identification Program (PID). As of January 1, 2009 premises identification became law as part of the Animal Health Act. If you have horses (or any of the other "Recordable Animals" as defined by the act), you must register your premises. If you become an owner of a recordable animal you must apply for a PID account and ID number within 30 days of assuming ownership of the animal, even if you board on another person's property. To view the new Equine Traceability document, click here. The document includes information on
- Premises Identification Program (PID)
- Equine Information Document (EID)
- National ID Program
- Transportation of horses
For more information about Traceability in Alberta, visit their website.