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microchip

(mī'krō-chip),
In veterinary medicine, a small artificial capsule injected into fascia of musculature over interscapular region in dogs and cats for identification and location purposes.
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Microchipping takes a few seconds and involves inserting a small chip, about the size of a grain of rice, under the skin between the shoulder blades.
"The society has approached the ministry to discuss the matter and to make microchipping an obligatory practice but we haven't received a reply until now.
Middlesbrough Council North Ormesby Hub, Derwent Street Middlesbrough Council offers a free microchipping service, which usually takes place once a month at North Ormesby Hub.
A VMD spokesman said: "Adverse reactions have very rarely been reported since the introduction of microchipping in the late 1980s.
To promote the campaign, MLAs from all parties met with the Kennel Club representatives to discuss the importance of microchipping.
Friend said that the microchipping technology has been available for about 15 years, and that the cost has dropped dramatically over the years.
THE GBGB's ambition to introduce microchipping as a means of greyhound identification has been given a huge boost following the ringing endorsement given to the project by Greyhound Trainers' Association chair Norah McEllistrim, formerly one of the plan's fiercest critics, writes Jonathan Kay.
"Microchipping our dogs will not only reunite people with their lost or stolen pets, but also help to tackle the growing problem of strays roaming the streets and relieve the burden placed on animal charities and local authorities.
with Martin Paterson Donaldson's Vets Get your dog microchipped or break the law WITH only a few days to go until the new laws governing the microchipping of dogs in England, we have been flat-out implanting microchips in preparation.
Dr Huw Stacey, director of clinical services at Vets4Pets, which has clinics in Stockton and Middlesbrough, said: "Pet owners shouldn't worry about microchipping their pet.
ANIMAL lovers can protect their pets at a discounted price at a microchipping event.