Jakarta Maritime, Agriculture and Food Security Dept. is about to install a microchip into the body of 302 local horses in the capital.
" We have also taken blood samples three times"
It is taken to prevent infectious diseases against horses for the upcoming Asian Games in Equestrian, Pulo Mas.
"We have also taken blood samples three times. So we check what diseases suffered and continued with handling," expressed Sri Hartati, Section Head of Livestock and Animal Health for Jakarta Maritime, Agriculture and Food Security Dept., Thursday (7/5).
Actually it has been done since last year. In addition to health, the microchip is installed to record the number of horses in the city.
"Microchip will be installed to the 302 horses. Most are delman horses," he told.
Thus far her side has sterilized Equestrian venue into three zones, namely core zone, surveillance zone and protection zone.
"So we want the Equestrian area in Pulomas is clean like white paper. Because this is the rules," he said.