Recommended methods for identification are documentation of characteristic marks like wounds and scars, and the use of microchips. Individual traits can be documented through photographs.
If an animal is transferred, these records, or copies of them, should go with the animal to the new facility and the EEP coordinator. Microchips are also recommended as a primary identification method. They should be placed behind the left ear. Transponder identification numbers need to be reported to the studbook keeper (Gulenschuh and von Houwald, 2002). Recommended method of sexing is by visual means.