The American Quarter Horse Affiliation will start the transition to microchips rather than lip tattoos to determine racing American Quarter Horses efficient January 1, 2024.
Any horse that was not beforehand tattooed as of January 1, 2024, can have their microchip quantity scanned and used as a part of the identification verification completed by an accepted AQHA-contracted identifier. Horses who had been recognized by tattoo earlier than January 1, 2024, shall be allowed to proceed to make the most of their tattoo as a method of identification.
The microchip should be ISO compliant. This implies the microchip should function at a radio frequency of 134.2 kHz and include 15 digits.
AQHA is presently within the technique of constructing an utility for use by our Identifiers named QHChip, and coaching will probably be offered to them quickly.
As soon as a horse is microchipped and inspected by an official identifier, the data will probably be accessible on the identification platforms, each in InCompass Options and the QHChip app.