Equine Health & Welfare / Premise Identification
One of the pillars of traceability, Premises Identification (PID), links livestock and poultry to land locations or premises.
Premises Identification (PID) is one of the pillars of traceability, which links livestock and poultry to land locations or premises. Horse owners are required to apply for a PID account within 30 days of assuming ownership.
Alberta’s Premises Identification Program was established to plan for, control, and prevent the spread of animal diseases. Regulations requiring premises identification became law on January 1, 2009, as part of the Animal Health Act.
The PID program is also used as an early warning system to notify animal owners of a natural disaster such as a flood or wildfire that could affect their animals.
By registering an account online, livestock owners have direct access to their own information and the ability to make changes.
For more information on applying for a PID account and registering your horses, visit the Government of Alberta’s website .