This is a reminder to all Victorian trainers that they need to ensure they have a Property Identification Code or “PIC” for their property where they house their horses.
Property identification is required in order to trace animals for disease control purposes. In the event of an emergency horse disease being detected, it is critical to identify properties in the surrounding area with horses. This enables the disease to be isolated and managed rapidly, as well as providing a means of contacting horse owners to keep them well informed about the situation.
The requirement for horse owners to obtain a PIC became a part of Victorian legislation as of July 1, 2010. This is not a Racing Victoria requirement, rather a State of Victoria – Government legislation requirement. There is no cost to apply for a PIC and instructions on how to apply for a PIC can be found following the link below: