The EMLT will search all member databases for a match to the entered equine microchip number. If the chip is not found in a member database, the manufacturer of the chip will display so that you can contact them for more information about the horse.
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The Equine Microchip Lookup Tool was developed in 2016 for the North American equine industry. At its core, this is a Tool for the well-being of the horse. The EMLT is the new starting point to track a chip found in a horse - eliminating the guesswork of 'what to do next'. Launched as a free service, the 'EMLT' is a work in progress.
The goal of this site is to help veterinarians, horse owners, natural disaster responders, USDA/APHIS and state regulatory entities and others seeking information about a microchipped horse.
The EMLT is a cloud-based application that enables a visitor to enter a microchip number and search connected databases with a push of a button. Some examples are as follows:
* When the chip is located in a participating database, the tool displays the name, phone and website of the database in which the chip was found. The Tool will also let you know if an owner has registered the chip.
* If the chip is not found in a connected database, the EMLT will provide the name and phone number of the manufacturer of the microchip.
* If the chip is not found anywhere, the EMLT will return a ‘Not Found’ message.
NOTE: The EMLT is in itself NOT a database, but can be compared to a search engine. It does not have access to data in participating databases other than the chip number and the date of most recent modification. The EMLT will thus never display private owner information.
NOTE: ALL MICROCHIP COMPANIES ARE REQUIRED TO KEEP RECORDS OF DISTRIBUTORS, VETERINARIANS OR OTHERS WHO PURCHASE THEIR CHIPS AT THAT LEVEL.
'A Participating Database' is one within the equine industry that has chosen to work with the EMLT by allowing their database to be searched for one thing: a microchip number. When a chip is found in a connected database, the user of the Tool can then contact that entity for more information. The Equine Microchip Lookup Tool only searches the databases of those entities that have chosen to participate. However, in an effort to help with disease prevention and disaster relief for horses, the tool will display the manufacturer of a microchip if the number is not found in a participating database. The Tool does this by recognizing the manufacturer by the first three digits of the ISO microchip number.
Each member database, registry or microchip manufacturer that has given the EMLT permission to search their database shares the mission of ‘the greater good’ to aid horses and owners and regulatory agencies.
You should register your horse and owner information in a participating equine microchip database or with the registry appropriate to your horse. NOTE: If you believe that your horse is already registered in a pet database, you should click that logo in the Information Hub to be sure.
Privacy of data at the owner level and at the veterinary level is of paramount concern throughout most of the horse industry. Therefore the tool will not ever display private information. As a further point of protection, many equine owners rely upon the breed registry, microchip registry and other industry databases to protect their information, so the EMLT will never breach that protection.
Anyone in the world can use the tool on any device. It is a cloud based platform. The participating members and microchip companies are located mostly in the United States.
Yes, you can display the logo and/or link on your site. See the download button at the bottom of the home page. Please also mention the EMLT on your social media page or site.
Microchip ID Systems organized, initiated and funded this tool when it became obvious that the microchip in a horse was lacking connectivity to an owner when a need arose, such as a natural disaster, disease outbreak, or a theft.
It is likely that the operational reins of the EMLT will be handed to a representative body within the Equine Industry at some point. However, we will currently take Suppport Calls regarding usage of or membership in the Tool.
Call our offices located in Louisiana: Microchip ID Systems, Inc. - 800.434.2843. Or email to Support@EquineMicrochipLookup.org
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American Warmblood Registry
American Warmblood Society and Sporthorse Registry
International Andalusian Lusitano Horse Association
Appaloosa Horse Club
International Colored Appaloosa Association
Arabian Horse Association
North American Shagya-Arabian Society
The Pyramid Society
American Azteca Horse International Association
Belgian Warmblood Breeding Association/North American District
American Buckskin Registry Association
International Buckskin Horse Association
Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association
Caspian Horse Society of the Americas
International Champagne Horse Registry
Cleveland Bay Horse Society of North America
Clydesdale Breeders of the USA
Colorado Ranger Horse Association
American Connemara Pony Society
American Cream Draft Horse Association
American Bashkir Curly Registry
International Curly Horse Organization/North American Curly Horse Registry
Curly Sporthorse International
Dales Pony Association of North America
The Dartmoor Pony Registry of America
American Donkey and Mule Society
American Mammoth Jackstock Registry
American Council of Spotted Asses
Royal Dutch Sporthorse of North America
Fell Pony Society of North America
Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry
Florida Cracker Horse Association
Friesian Horse Association of North America
International Friesian Show Horse Association
International Georgian Grande Horse Registry
Gypsy Cob & Drum Horse Association
Gypsy Horse Registry of America
Gypsy Vanner Horse Society
American Hackney Horse Society
American Haflinger Registry
American Hanoverian Society
American Holsteiner Horse Association
Horse of the Americas Registry
Hungarian Horse Association of America
United States Icelandic Horse Congress
Irish Draught Horse Society, N.A.
Lipizzan Association of North America
International Andalusian Lusitano Horse Association
American Miniature Horse Association
American Miniature Horse Registry/American Shetland Pony Club
International Miniature Trotting and Pacing Association
Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association
Purebred Morab Horse Association/Purebred Morab Horse Registry
American Morgan Horse Association
Morgan Sport Horse Breeders Ltd.
Lippitt Morgan Breeders’ Association
Morgan Single-Footing Horse Association
BLM National Wild Horse and Burro Program
Kiger Mesteño Association
American Mustang and Burro Association Inc.
Spanish Mustang Registry Inc.
National Show Horse Registry
Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society
International Sporthorse Registry and Oldenburg Registry, N.A.
American Paint Horse Association
Palomino Horse Association
Palomino Horse Breeders of America
Paso Fino Horse Association
Percheron Horse Association of America
North American Peruvian Horse Association
Pinto Horse Association of America Inc.
North American SportPony Registry
Pony of the Americas Club
American Quarter Horse Association
Foundation Quarter Horse Registry
National Foundation Quarter Horse Association
National Quarter Horse Registry
American Appendix Horse Association
American Quarter Pony Association
Racking Horse Breeders’ Association of America
Rocky Mountain Horse Association
American Saddlebred Horse Association
American Shire Horse Association
Spanish Barb Breeders Association
Spanish-Norman Horse Registry
International Sport Horses of Color
Performance Horse Registry
National Spotted Saddle Horse Association
Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association
Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization
United States Trotting Association
American Suffolk Horse Association
Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association
Walking Horse Owners’ Association
Walkaloosa Horse Association
The Jockey Club
American Trakehner Association
American Welara Pony Society