Microchipping Procedure Instructions
Companion Animal Implant Procedure
Single-use material. Do not reuse the applicator. Destroy the applicator according to local regulations after use. If not used when sterile packaging is opened, do not autoclave, as heat may damage internal circuitry. Alternatively, cold sterilization of the complete applicator system may be accomplished by soaking the applicator with preloaded transponder for 15 minutes in chlorhexidine solution (3 oz/gal).
To comply with international standards the implant site for dogs and cats is a subcutaneous injection between the shoulder blades.
All Vets, SPCAs, Welfare Societies and breeders are requested to adhere to this.
Scanning however should still be done on the left hand side of the neck as well as between the shoulder blades.
Check the integrity of the sterile pack.
Please be sure to draw the attention of the pet owner to the Annual Service Fee, which is set out in detail on the reverse of the registration form.
- Scan the pet for the presence of a microchip.
- Confirm the functionality of the scanner by scanning a test microchip.
- Scan the new, unopened microchip and verify the microchip number on the barcode label.
- At the operator’s discretion apply an antiseptic anti-microbial preparation to the implant site.
- Using your thumb and index finger, pull up a tent of loose skin at the injection site.
- Position the implant needle facing away from the animal’s head, 45° to the skin surface, and pierce the skin. BE SURE TO INJECT IN THE DIRECTION AWAY FROM THE ANIMAL’S HEAD.
- Once the skin is penetrated, position the implanter parallel to the skin and penetrate subcutaneous tissue until the needle is inserted to the hub.
- Depress the plunger completely to implant the microchip. When extracting the needle from the animal, it can create suction. This can sometimes lead to the chip working its way back out. To prevent this, ensure that you pinch the skin around the needle when you withdraw it.
- Withdraw the needle slowly. When the needle has been removed, apply finger pressure on the entry site for 30 seconds to assist in closing the wound channel.
- To ensure that the transponder has been injected, and not withdrawn with the needle, scan the implant site immediately.
- Complete the Registration Form in full or register on the Identipet App, ensuring that the information is correct and legible.
Equine Implant Procedure
Bio-Bond Anti-migration cap
The patented BioBond anti-migration cap is a porous polypropylene polymer sheath attached to RFID microchip implants to impede migration of the device within animal tissue. The use of the patented BioBond cap results in increased retention by promoting the development of fibrocytes and collagen fibers around the implant, thus inhibiting movement of the implant within the animal.
Migration occurs when the RFID implant moves away from the original implant site. Once a microchip has migrated, it may become difficult to detect and be easily missed when the animal is scanned for the presence of a microchip. The BioBond anti-migration cap inhibits the movement of the microchip so it will be easily and quickly located and read at the original implant site.
Please see the study, “Summary of Field Studies Evaluating the Efficacy of Bio-Bond®, a Porous Polymer Sheath, on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Transponders to Prevent Migration from a Known Implant Site“, which investigates the effect of placing Bio-Bond®, a porous polymer sheath, on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) transponder implants to reduce migration from a known implant site. Two-year studies demonstrate that implanted Bio-Bond® transponders remain at a known implant site.