Identification: Horse Passport

European Union (Identification of Equidae) regulation 2016 (S.I. 62 of 2016) (as amended)

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These regulations transpose Commission Implementing Regulation 262/2016 as regards the identification of equidae, into national legislation.

What is the penalty for not identifying an equine?

A person who keeps an unidentified equine commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a Class A fine (up to €5,000).


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Further Information on Equine Identification

More information from the Department of Agriculture on equine identification.