Flashcards in T1: Microchip Cats & Dogs Deck (17):
Where are microchips implanted into in:
cats & dogs?
C & D: subcut space b/w shoulder blades
H: nuchal muscle
What are the 3 main components of a MC, what do they do, and what are they incased in?
Silicon chip => ID number
iron core => antenna
capacitator => tuner
incased in biocompatible glass
Name the legislation governing MC-ing
complies with AS 5019-2001
Number complies with AS 5018-2001 set by ICAR
Be able to be permanently implanted
designed to transmit stored info
POCTA, Domestic Animals Act 1994 (VIC)
What is a dangerous dog?
dogs causing serious injury req. medical or vet attention, eg. broken bone, laceration, total/partial loss of sensation or function to body part, cosmetic surgery
What is a menacing dog?
Has rushed at (approached w/in 3m in aggressive manner) or chased a person or caused non-serious bite injury to animal or person
A professional implanter must have .... .... insurance & .... liability
professional indemnity insurance & public liability
Describe informed consent
Owners must understand procedure, equipment, animal prep, post-care & record keeping to consent
List the equipment required when MC-ing.
List the advised equipemnt
-scanner capable of reading FDXA & FDXB
-approved sharps disposal
-hand sanitisor/washing facility
-first aid kit
Describe the two radio frequency categories of MC
FDXA: Trovan, Destron & Avid (non-encrypted)
FDXB: ISO compliant chips
Describe the MC scanning procedure
-Check scanner is operating correctly by scanning reference chip
-Hold scanner no more than 5cm from skin
-Scan slowly; no more than 50cm per second
-Conduct 2 sweeps of animal from back of head => middle of back, shoulders elbow => elbow
-If chip detected, keep scanning to check for 2nd chip
What needs to be considered when preparing for implantation?
-behavioural/temperament assessment, physical exam
-cleanliness of injection site
-Prescribed ID info
-current meds or disease (bleeding disorders)
What is prescribed identifying information?
Owners contact details
Address where animal is kept
Animal details including age, sex, colour, status etc.
Is dog a declared dog
Municipality of residence
If a MC is detected, you should:
-NOT implant another chip
-notify registry & get owner deets
-provide registry with deets of person presenting animal
-if person presenting is not owner, must contact owner
-may provide presenter with change of ownership form
-proof of ownership & consent from previous owner req. by registry
A second MC may be implanted if:
-animal is being exported
-ID number does not uniquely ID animal
-MC no longer working
-MC has migrated out of scanning region
Where are MC implanted into?
Subcut layer (hypodermis), penetrating through epidermis & dermis
At what angle should a MC be implanted?