Our microchips are constructed of non-toxic components hermetically sealed in biocompatible glass. They have been designed to have an operating life exceeding 75 years. They are passive in nature, requiring no power supply. After implantation, a small layer of connective tissue forms around the microchip, preventing migration.
Each microchip is uniquely coded by a computer controlled process that ensures no duplication. This code cannot be altered. Over one trillion unique combinations are possible. Because of the random process, specific numbers or groups of numbers are not available.
The microchip is about the size of a pencil lead or grain of rice and is therefore suitable for injection into virtually all animals from mice to elephants, two inch salmon fingerlings to whales, and parakeets to ostriches. Extensive testing of more than 20 years, in a wide variety of animals, has shown no adverse side effects to the health of the animal.
Implantation is no more difficult than a routine injection when performed by a veterinarian. It takes less than one minute including preparation. Once implanted, the microchip requires no further attention during the animal's life, other than routine scanning.
Most forms of identification require subjective interpretation by the observer - coloring, tattoo, markings, etc. The code generated by the microchip is read by the scanner and is not subject to interpretation. Consequently, error is eliminated.
The microchip is implanted with a specially designed, pre-sterilized needle, causing no more discomfort than a routine injection. All implants are performed in a specific site location, usually subcutaneously, which assures virtually no pain. The physical ability and performance of the animal is not impeded. There is no scarring or disfigurement. Most animals are unaware that they have received an injection.
Animals of any age can be injected with a microchip. Puppies and kittens can be identified during their initial vaccine series. Birds, horses and exotics can be identified at any time.
For livestock and other related animals, we sell both sterile and non-sterile microchips (pit tags).
Sterile microchips come in a pre-loaded, pre-sterilized plastic all-in-one unit called SUDS (Single Use Disposable Syringe). These can be purchased in a lot of 5 or 25 by vet clinics and breeders.
Non-sterile microchips come in a re-usable small plastic vial of 25 non-sterile bulk microchips called MUSICC (Multi Use Sterilizable Integrated Chip Carrier). The dispenser is economically designed for portability and storage. The dispenser is stored in a plastic vial and can be submersed in accepted cold sterilize solution within the vial. For best results, it is recommended that 70% isopropyl alcohol be used. By rotating the top of the dispenser, a microchip can be removed through one of two staggered openings in the top. The microchip is best removed by inserting an injector syringe.