The basic objectives
for Community rules on the identification of
animals are the localisation and tracing of
animals for veterinary purposes, which is of
crucial importance for the control of
There are a number of additional benefits to animal identification and traceability and some of these are shown on the following videos.
are in place defining different systems of
identification and registration. Depending on
the individual needs of the different species,
those systems include several elements like
identifiers, registers or passports.
- Bovine animals
(cattle, buffaloes, bison).
- Equine animals or
"equidae" (horses, donkeys, zebras and their
- Porcine animals
- Ovine and caprine
animals (sheep and goats).