Protecting the whole herd

A world-leading digital system delivering lifetime traceability, biosecurity and identification of animals to owners, vets, governments and industries across the world

Our Solutions

Offering global biosecurity, lifetime traceability and identification solutions for owners, vets and governments across the world

  • About us

    Equine Register is recognised as a global leader in animal lifetime traceability, registration, identification, biosecurity technology and database solutions.

    We are Defra’s trusted partner in delivering and managing the Central Equine Database (CED) and National ChipChecker on behalf of the UK government and devolved administrations. The CED holds over 1.5 million equine records from the 81 UK passport issuing organisations.

    Equine Register also provides specialist expertise and data tools as part of the Livestock Information Programme (LIP). The LIP database holds 60 million records of cattle, sheep and pigs farmed in the UK and we are contracted to provide the conduit to populate the data entering the system.


What the industry thinks...

  • "A functioning and accurate equine database has the potential to bring huge benefits to owners, sporting bodies, equestrian businesses and, most importantly, to horse health and welfare"

  • "It is encouraging for us all that our approach on equine ID is indeed being considered by other countries"

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    Lord Gardiner of Kimble

    Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • "Equine Register's solutions will be transformational. You can't hold people to account for the way they treat their horses if you can't prove ownership. People need to understand the benefits of the CED and Digital Stable to the everyday horse owner"

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    Roly Owers

    Chief Executive Officer, World Horse Welfare

  • "From what I have seen as a potential user, this system would be of huge benefit to the sector and would more than completely fill the government’s regulatory requirements"

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    Jeanette Allen

    Chief Executive Officer, The Horse Trust

Key stats about us

  • 1.5

    Million Equine Records

    Equine Register manages over 1.5 million records on the CED for Defra

  • 81

    Passport Issuing Organisations

    There are 81 UK passport issuing organisations and Equine Register manages their data on the CED

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    Trusted Partner of UK Government

    Equine Register provides and manages the CED, National ChipChecker and the Digital Stable for Defra