National Equine ChipChecker

Everything you'll need to know about the National Equine ChipChecker, including what the alerts mean and how you can resolve them.

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Equine marked as "Pending updates"

Searching the National Equine ChipChecker has returned a microchip which has a "Pending updates" status marked against it. What should I do?
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Updated over a week ago

Equine marked as "Not for Sale"

Searching the National Equine ChipChecker has returned a microchip which has a "Not for Sale" status marked against it. What should I do?
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Updated over a week ago

Supported Passport Issuing Organisations on the National ChipChecker

A complete list of all the supported Passport Issuing Organisations, whose data is available on the National ChipChecker.
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Passport Issuing Organisations (PIOs)

Passport Issuing Organisations and the National ChipChecker.
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My equine has no microchip

If your equine/horse has no Microchip then it can't be found using the National ChipChecker.
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My equine has been wrongly recorded as Deceased – what can I do?

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What to do if my equine species is incorrect on the National ChipChecker?

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What does Equine Species mean?

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Why can’t my equine microchip be found by the National ChipChecker?

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Why should I have a microchip?

Why should you have a microchip in your horse/equine and what is the legality around microchipping horses
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What should I do once I have a microchip inserted in my equine?

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What is a managed PIO? And why do I have one?

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National Equine ChipChecker Food Chain Status

The National Equine ChipChecker has a number of food chain statuses which show you if your horse is eligible to enter the human food chain
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What should I do if the information in my equine/horse passport doesn’t match the National ChipChecker?

What to do if your information held in your passport doesn't match what is shown online via our National ChipChecker.
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What if I have no microchip – how do I get one?

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What do I do if the passport shows that the equine is ‘Excluded’ from the food chain but the National ChipChecker says its status is ‘Included’ or ‘Unknown’?

What to do if you have conflicting food chain status on your physical equine passport compared to what is shown on the National Chipchecker
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Updated over a week ago