"Caravana Individual"

English translation: individual ear tag (in some S. Am. countries)

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Spanish term or phrase:"Caravana Individual"
English translation:individual ear tag (in some S. Am. countries)
Entered by: Neil Ashby

11:18 Feb 16, 2012
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Science - Agriculture / Copyright Information
Spanish term or phrase: "Caravana Individual"
To whom it may concern,

I am in the process of working on a Spanish-English volunteer translation for an agricultural school in Paraguay. The target text will be used in English-speaking parts of Africa. While translating, I came across the term "caravana individual."

Here is the term used in the following context: Cada animal deberá contar con "caravana individual" y registro individual.

In the following context, could "caravana individual" refer to "their own ear-tag" (a plastic tag on an animal's ear that provides their identification information)?

Here is my rough attempt: Every animal shall have their own ear-tag (with indenfication information), and individual records.

--Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Kristin Lynch
United States
Local time: 06:46
individual ear-tag
Explanation:
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Note added at 8 mins (2012-02-16 11:26:27 GMT)
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Yes, you have right. ""caravana" literally means "ear-ring" (see link http://www.wordmagicsoft.com/dictionary/es-en/caravana.php) but I would imagine that in the case of animals, as it is not for decoration but practical purposes, that "ear-tag" is more suitable.


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Note added at 11 mins (2012-02-16 11:29:26 GMT)
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Also just "identification tag" is a commonly used collocation (see http://www.linguee.es/espanol-ingles/search?source=auto&quer...
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Neil Ashby
Spain
Local time: 12:46
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individual ear-tag


Explanation:
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Note added at 8 mins (2012-02-16 11:26:27 GMT)
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Yes, you have right. ""caravana" literally means "ear-ring" (see link http://www.wordmagicsoft.com/dictionary/es-en/caravana.php) but I would imagine that in the case of animals, as it is not for decoration but practical purposes, that "ear-tag" is more suitable.


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Note added at 11 mins (2012-02-16 11:29:26 GMT)
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Also just "identification tag" is a commonly used collocation (see http://www.linguee.es/espanol-ingles/search?source=auto&quer...


Neil Ashby
Spain
Local time: 12:46
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Charles Davis: "Ear tag" (unhyphenated usually) is correct in Paraguay and Argentina. They're often electronic these days. Here's an ad with a picture: http://clasipar.paraguay.com/caravana_identificaci_n_animal_...
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  -> Thanks Charles, hyphens, the bain of my life....

agree  Jane Martin
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  -> Thanks.

agree  Ana Terzaghi
3 hrs
  -> Gracias

agree  Richard Hill
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