The Horse will present “Equine Identification:

Traditional Methods and New Technologies,” a free online webinar

The Horse

Lexington, Ky. – May 16, 2012 –The Horse magazine will present a free webinar entitled, “Equine Identification: Traditional Methods and New Technologies,” Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 8 to 9 p.m. EDT on

The live event, sponsored by Merck-GAM, and presented by Monty McInturff, DVM, will explain why identification is important to horse owners, government officials, breed registries, and veterinarians.

By reviewing traditional methods of identification, including hot branding, freeze branding, microchipping, drawings/photographs, DNA analysis, and lip tattoo, Dr. McInturff will explain the pros and cons of each method. He will also explore and demonstrate how the newest technology in equine identification, iris scan, works.

Monty McInturff, DVM, is managing partner at Tennessee Equine Hospital, a multidisciplinary practice with a focus on performance horse medicine located in Thompson’s Station, Tenn. He joined the TEH in 1991 and has since helped grow it into a state-of-the-art diagnostics facility with a full-care equine hospital and ambulatory service. McInturff has a specialty interest in sports medicine and maintenance of the equine athlete. He earned his veterinary degree from Auburn University.

After the presentation, a live question and answer session will be moderated by Michelle Anderson, Digital Editor/Producer of and Dr. Michael Coe of Merck Animal Health. To register for the live event, visit

About The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care
The Horse is an all-breed, all-discipline media group that disseminates the latest and most reliable news and information on the health, care, management, and welfare of equids through print and electronic means. The group publishes a series of authoritative electronic newsletters received by an international audience numbering in the hundreds of thousands. offers trusted health-care information to an international audience of more than 213,000 unique visitors in a typical month, generating more than 1 million page views. The Horse, a product of Blood-Horse Publications, is an official media partner of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants, and the World Equine Veterinary Association. Follow The Horse: latest news and important information from via RSS feed:; news and information via Twitter: Horse on

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