“The lip-tattoo system of identification is proven, is cost effective, and is easy to administer,” he said. “Lip-tattooing provides a safe and unalterable means of identification.”
The TRPB currently employs approximately 60 tattoo technicians throughout the United States and Canada. Each technician is trained in the proper means of identifying horses and application of the tattoo brand. The TRPB maintains a computerized database of branding reports and photographs of lip-tattoos at its headquarters in Elkton, Md.
For more information on the TRPB, you can visit their web site at http://www.trpb.com.
To learn more about the National Equine Identification Symposium or to register for the conference, please visit http://www.animalagriculture.org/id.
Disclaimer: Seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian before proceeding with any diagnosis, treatment, or therapy.