Markings of the horse
Markings True or False?
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Other methods used to identify horses include:
Blood typing – blood typing is mainly used to check the relationship between horses; each parent provides information that helps produce the foal's blood type.
DNA – like blood typing the factors in a horse's genetic make-up come from each parent. DNA testing provides even more accurate information to link a horse with its parents; it is also unique for an individual so it can be used to prove identity if a sample is on record.
Microchipping - from 2003 all Thoroughbreds that are registered are required to be microchipped. A scanner is used to read the chip which is lodged under the skin in the neck.
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