Microchips are electronic devices the size of a grain of rice that are easily implanted after local anesthesia in horses or deer. A microchip is like a VIN (vehicle identification number) for your animal that reads a 15 digit unique number when scanned by a reader. The Bio-Therm microchip also tells the animals temperature. They are available in the USDA 840 version that requires a premise ID number or the manufacturer version that does not require a premise ID number to purchase.
LifeChip microchips by Destron Fearing offer permanent, unique and unalterable means of identifying horses and deer. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and contains a passive transponder programmed with a unique 15 digit number, compliant with ISO Standards 11784 and 11785. Destron Fearing also complies with sterilization standards ISO 11135 and ISO 11607.
Microchips are electronic devices the size of a grain of rice that are easily implanted after local anesthesia in the horse's nuchal ligament (just below the base of the mane) halfway between the horse's poll and withers. A hand-held radio frequency scanner reads the number. It's like a VIN (vehicle identification number) for your horse," says Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, DACT in his article 'Chip your horse.'
If you are a deer breeder this is a very good microchip video to increase your understanding of how to use microchips in deer.
Two types of Lifechip microchips are currently available. The Lifechip permanent Identification and theh Bio-Thermo with exclusive temperature sensing microchip.
Both can be read by a reader to display the 15 digit number and with the Bio-Thermo the animals temperature. Compliant with ISO standards these microchips meet USDA and FEI requirements. Lifechips can be use in Deer as an 840 permanent ID.