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  Communication from Member States concerning identification of equidae (animals of the horse family)slide

Member States information

In accordance with Articles 4 (5), 12 (4), 23 (3) and (4) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 504/2008, each Member State shall make certain information available to the other Member States and the public on a website. In addition, this national website may also contain information in relation to Articles 5 (6), 7 (2) and 14 (2) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 504/2008.

In order to assist the Member States in making such information available, the Commission provides this website with the links to the relevant national websites.

The information concerns in particular: issuing bodies for equine passports, alternative methods for identity verification, central databases, contact points, time limits for the identification of equidae, derogations for equidae under wild or semi-wild conditions and smart cards.

Austria Belgium Czech Republic
Cyprus Bulgaria Denmark
Estonia Finland France
Germany Greece Hungary
Ireland Italy Latvia
Lithuania Luxembourg Malta
Netherlands Poland Portugal
Romania Slovenia Slovakia
Spain Sweden United Kingdom

Norway Switzerland

The six-digit codes assigned by the UELN system (Universal Equine Life Number) to databases of the bodies issuing identification documents for equidae may be consulted here. Where necessary, follow instructions herePDF.



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