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microchip implant

An RFID chip that contains a unique number for identifying animals. It is embedded under the skin or attached to the animal via an ear tag. In the 1990s, the technology became popular in zoos, but in 2001, the first commercial chip for people was introduced (see VeriChip). See RFID and NFC.
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The easiest "solution" to this predicament would be to uniquely identify everybody with some sort of ID, be it by microchip implant, biometric scanning (such as finger or retina) or a combination of the two.
The system, which involves inserting microchip implants into animals, is set to be unveiled by Agriculture Minister Nick Brown.
LCARA Manager Mike Wellington says that 90 percent of dogs handled by the agency's animal control officers lack licenses, identification tags or microchip implants that have owner information.
Replacing credit cards with microchip implants so shoppers could simply walk out with coded goods, which would then be charged automatically by computer to their account - making it more convenient and preventing bank cards being lost or stolen.
Vet Richard Hillman has donated high-tech scanning equipment to Walsall police station to enable inquiry office staff to run the rule over strays and detect any microchip implants.
They will be replaced by a state-of-the-art checking system, using microchip implants, to show that imported animals are safe.
Microchip implants looks like being the answer and it seems likely that, in the near future, we will be able to identify the runner in every race with virtually 100 per cent accuracy.
Pet owners flocked to the Humane Society to take advantage of the half-off specials, which resulted in the altering of some 1,400 dogs, cats and rabbits and 819 microchip implants.
Many dog owners confuse it with microchip implants, but unlike microchips, the PetTrax collar provides a way to search and find a lost pet -- microchips only provide identification once scanned by a veterinarians or animal shelters.
Also, the introduction of our new universal reader is expected complete the HomeAgain(R) system by giving shelters the kind of scanner they have been waiting for and raising the confidence of the 6,000 HomeAgain veterinary clinics in recommending microchip implants.
The details on the microchip implants will be entered into a database, which will help people re-unite with their pets in case they are lost.
SCIENTISTS in the region are leading a project which could one day help sufferers of age-related brain damage recover lost functions through microchip implants.