With compulsory microchipping of dogs due to be introduced in England, Scotland and Wales from April 2016, a new generation of mini microchips is being launched.
idENTICHIP is releasing idENTICHIP Ultra, which combines the benefits of a slimline microchip with enhanced read range capabilities.
The microchip is 1.4mm wide and is inserted with a 15 gauge needle 50% slimmer than those used with standard microchips.
The length of the mini microchip has been increased to 10.3mm so the longer ferrite rod (which boosts the signal to the microchip scanner) can give the optimum read range for a mini microchip.
idENTICHIP Ultra complements the existing range which includes standard idENTICHIP and idENTICHIP with Bio Thermo – the UK’s only temperature sensing microchip. The new addition has been designed to offer a slimline microchipping solution for small species and breeds with a reduced compromise on read range.
Beverley Campbell, idENTICHIP and Anibase product manager said: “idENTICHIP Ultra is as slim as the other mini microchips offered, but the increased length gives us a read range up to 24% further. We firmly believe that there is a place for mini microchips in the market and while we have enhanced the read range versus other mini brands we still believe that standard size microchips should be used in larger animals.
“We would encourage implanters to always choose a microchip size suitable for that particular animal in relation to its size now and when fully grown.”