The Pros And Cons Of Microchip

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Have you ever lost an animal who was close to you, like a cat or dog, for a couple hours or even days? Now imagine losing part of your livestock, which would cost you a bunch of money if you lost them for a while, like a horse, cow, or even a goat, and how hard it would be to see where they are. There are ways to determine where they are at all times and know if they have any diseases that can potentially harm other animals or humans. Well, I certainly did not know that until I found out that you can put a microchip in your equine. That’s crazy, right? Actually, it isn’t as crazy as you may think. I am going to tell you about one specific method of determining where your equine is and if they are infected with any diseases. Also, I am going to tell you the basic information about the microchip, procedure of implanting the microchip, the side effects, and the pros and cons of doing so. The specific method used to determine where your equine is and if they have any diseases is a Radio Frequency Identification Microchip or an RFID. This kind of microchip is an identification method that has been researched by the National Animal Identification System. It establishes a nationwide system to identify horses and their locations. They are also the same kind of microchips that are used in dogs and cats. These microchips are cylinder-type devices that are implanted by a hypodermic needle. The microchips have four parts to them: a capacitor, an antenna, a connecting wire, and a covering. They may seem like they are too big to put into the horses, but they are only about the size of a little grain of rice. They are also battery free and sealed with in a biocompatible glass covered with a sheath that prevents migration, and they are made of s... ... middle of paper ... ...n also be some swelling at the implantation site and infection. It is possible that there may be an allergic reaction to the implanted microchip, and it is possible to lose the microchip and have a detection failure. It is also open to human error: incorrect implantation technique, incorrect recording of the details of the horse or chip, and a careless scanning technique. Microchipping is also currently the responsibility of trading standards and Meat Hygiene standards. Once a horse is microchipped, it is considered to be “labeled forever.” Now since you know about RFID microchipping you don’t have to worry about the sorrow and the aggravation of trying to find your lost equine or other animals that are close to you. You can use the microchips to determine if your animals have any diseases and to determine where they are, so you can rescue them as soon as possible.

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