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Chips go to the dogs

PUBLISHED: 15:18 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 16:10 25 August 2010

GREYHOUNDS at a racetrack in the borough will be among the first in the UK to undergo a micro chipping programme. Crayford Stadium was selected by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) to participate in a national pilot to tag racing dogs ears.

GREYHOUNDS at a racetrack in the borough will be among the first in the UK to undergo a micro chipping programme.

Crayford Stadium was selected by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) to participate in a national pilot to tag racing dogs' ears.

Tagging is commonplace in horse racing and pet industries and is expected to allow a record to be kept of a dog's treatment, safety and racing career.

Declan Donnelly, Director of Regulation for GBGB, said: "On the back of the findings from the pilot project at Crayford we expect to be in a position to recommend that micro chipping be rolled out across the sport during 2009."

The tag ought to eliminate the risk of dogs running in the wrong races.

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