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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

-compliant MC
-implanting device
-scanner capable of reading FDXA & FDXB
-approved sharps disposal
-waste bin

-Skin antiseptic
-hand sanitisor/washing facility
-paper towel
-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?

-secure location
-informed consent
-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
Microchip number
Implanter number
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?



s the approved implanter you must complete the following details on the microchip form:

Your name
Your business address
Your implanter number
The implanter number and name of your supervising veterinarian
The microchip identification number and identification number of any other microchip found
The date of implantation
You must also check all other information completed by the owner or agen is correct and legible