Alberta equine owners and operators of stables are being reminded of the requirement to register for Premises Identification (PID) and the importance of obtaining a PID Number. Registering is free, simple and helps protect your horse(s) in the event of an emergency such as a natural disaster or disease outbreak.
Premises Identification, one of the pillars of traceability, links livestock (including horses) to land locations or premises. Alberta’s PID Program was established to plan for, control, and prevent the spread of agricultural diseases. It is also used as an early warning system to notify animal owners of a natural disaster such as a flood or fire that could affect their animals or operations. Regulations requiring premises identification became law January 1, 2009 as part of the Animal Health Act.
Click here for a description of the program. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/trace12354 To apply online, click here https://extranet1.agric.gov.ab.ca/pid/