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Implantation Guidelines

identichip® is available in two types of implanter…

Species Guidelines...

The preferred site is subcutaneously midline in the scruff of the neck in front of the shoulder blades.

The preferred site for the bovine, ovine, porcine, caprine and other species used for meat production is subcutaneously at the base of the left ear on the scutiform cartilage.

The preferred site is within the nuchal ligament in its middle third at the halfway point between the ears and the withers. The needle should be inserted to full depth perpendicular to the skin surface. Finger pressure should be applied to the site immediately following withdrawal of the needle.

>1.5kg adult weight and/or long-legged: Subcutaneously at the base of the neck.

< 1.5kg adult weight: intramuscularly in the left
pectoral muscle. Direct the implanter in a caudal direction. Use tissue glue and digital pressure or a suture to seal the wound.

Up to 4 days old: in the pipping muscle behind the head on the left side.

Older birds: subcutaneously in the left thigh.

Dorsal midline in the subcutaneous lump.

Subcutaneously at the base of the neck.

> 30cm in length: on left side of the anterior base of the dorsal fin.

< 30cm in length: on left side into the coelomic cavity.

Left hind limb socket. Use a subcutaneous site in small chelonia and an intramuscular technique in large species as well as small species with thin skin. The wound should be sealed with tissue glue. Hibernating species should be implanted several weeks before the end of their active season in order to allow healing before hibernation.

Subcutaneously anterior to the nuchal cluster.

> 12.5 cm snout to vent length: subcutaneously in left inguinal region

< 12.5 cm snout to vent length: intracoelomic

Subcutaneously on the left side of the neck, twice the length of the head from the tip of the nose.

Into the lymphatic cavity. The wound should be sealed with tissue glue.

Subcutaneously on the left side of the tail in the main caudal fold.

Subcutaneously on the left side of the intralumbar area.

Subcutaneously midway on the left neck or top of the head behind the left ear.

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