microchip implant

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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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He also said some livestock such as donkeys, goats and sheep do not bear any computerised ear tags, making it more difficult to trace owners.
Whereas if they steal a cow, particularly if they are able to swap its ear tags and change its identity, then they're probably getting the full value of that cow if it's not believed to be stolen.
Our visual identification (VID) products include premium one-piece and two-piece ear tags (both standard and tamper evident), as well as feedlot ear tags for short-term use.
And after assigning each cattle with a unique ID number from the ear tag, the UHF animal ear tag can be detected by a reader within 3 meters, and within up to maximum 5 meters away.
In the event an ear tag is lost, a corresponding numbered tattoo is applied to the inside of the ear.
The transplanted male wolf was identified by park officials from an ear tag number.
The new ear tags have full MAFF approval and feature a coating called Infectaguard that provides slow release of an antibacterial agent that coats the ear tag's stud.
Species of kangaroo rat, color code and ear tag number were recorded.
A standardized form was used at all trapping sites to collect the following data (28): unique capture number; date of capture; exact location of capture on the trapping web (trap station number); ear tag number; fate (first capture, recapture [different trapping session], or repeater [within same 3-day trapping session]); species; age (juvenile, subadult, or adult); mass; lengths of tail plus body, tail only, ear, and right hind foot; reproductive status including position of the testes (scrotal or abdominal) for males and condition of the vagina (closed or perforate) and description of the nipples (enlarged or small, lactating or not) for females; and the presence or absence of scars or wounds.
If a problem arises in the field with a lame ewe or a sick lamb, we can search for an ear tag number on the phone and find their medical history.
introduced the original Z Tags one-piece ear tag to the North American livestock market.