Microchipping Demonstrations

Microchipping Demonstration Invitation (PDF) Directions to Highfield Stock Farm
C.T.H.S. (Alberta Division)
Unit #218, 1935 – 32nd Avenue N.E.
Calgary, AB T2E 7C8
Phone: 403-229-3609 Fax: 403-244-6909

Contact: Heather Matheson-Bird, CTHS AB Microchipping Project Manager, 403-554-7542 mitchellmatheson@yahoo.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Alberta Division) to host microchipping demonstration in Aldersyde, Alberta

Calgary, Alberta - February, 22nd, 2017

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Alberta Division) announces an invitation to a demonstration and training session regarding the nasal implantation of RFID microchips in Thoroughbred horses. This is an opportunity for Thoroughbred breeders, owners, Veterinarians, Animal Health Technicians and any interested parties to learn more about the process of the nasal implant technique. Attendees will be able to view the procedure on live horses, practice the technique, take home printed information and ask questions.

Microchips are a requirement of registration with The Jockey Club for foals of 2017 and later. The C.T.H.S. requires a microchip, either in the nuchal ligament or the nasal area, to complete registration requirements and is recommending that breeders nasally implant Canadian-bred Thoroughbreds being registered with the C.T.H.S.

The complimentary demonstration/training session will begin at 1:30 pm, March 22nd, 2017 at Highfield Stock Farm, Range Road 285A, Okotoks, AB. Driving directions accompany this press release (PDF). There will be 20 foals, 3 two year olds, 12 broodmares, 1 stallion and 5 off track Thoroughbreds microchipped.

Please R.S.V.P. to the C.T.H.S.(Alberta Division) at 403-229-3609 by March 20, 2017.

For further information please visit https://www.cthsalta.com/microchipping or contact:

• Heather Matheson-Bird, Microchipping Project Manager, cell: (403) 554-7542 or mitchellmatheson@yahoo.ca

• Adrienne Herron, Traceability Systems Specialist/Provincial Equine Specialist, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, cell: (403) 755-2047 or adrienne.herron@gov.ab.ca

• Jean Kruse, Manager CTHS (Alberta Division) office: (403) 229-3609 or jkruse@cthsalta.com

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