Animal Identification in Small and Large Animal Medicine
Animal identification is an important procedure for many animals and sometimes is even required by law. For large animals, an identifying marker is required because cattle, sheep, goats and swine must be registered with the coordinating department. It is only possible to align the animal with a clear marking, which is often done by an ear marker. For smaller animals, like dogs or cats, the marking is most particularly done to return a lost animal back to its owner. Furthermore, the marking is required for international travel in order to verify the animal's vaccination status.
With Praxisdienst, you will find various products for animal identification with different animal species.
Electronic Animal Identification for Dogs and Cats with a Microchip
Dogs and cats should have clear identification for various reasons. The most certain option is electronic identification with a special RFID microchip, also known as a transponder or tag. Identification provides indisputable proof of identity and ownership e.g., if the animal ran away or was stolen. Likewise, identification by means of a microchip is required for international travel.
Animal identification with a transponder is simple and painless for the animal. The microchip lasts a lifetime, does not need to be renewed and can be read within seconds using a special reader.
Tattooing Dogs and Cats
An outdated method of identifying dogs and cats is with tattoos. The advantage to this is that the animal is more obviously identified, whereas a chipped animal is not immediately recognised as belonging to someone.
From Praxisdienst, you can order ISO transponders, injectors for chipping dogs and cats, and tattooers and ink for tattooing house pets at affordable prices.
Ear Markers for Sheep, Cattle, Swine and Other Livestock Animals
As opposed to a microchip for identifying dogs and cats, identification of sheep, cattle, swine, buffalo and goats must be immediately noticeable at first glance. Therefore, ear markers are used for pet breeding and livestock ranching. The ear marker has an easy-to-read initial for the country/region, as well as the animal's ID number and the abbreviation for the responsible local department.
Swine, which are though to be meat animals, are marked with a stamp.
Temporary Animal Identification
Temporary animal identification with livestock markers or marker sprays typically serves to mark sheep, goats or other livestock animals, if a specific treatment needs to be done with multiple or all of the animals. For example, this can be applied to identify all animals that have already received dewormer, had their claws trimmed or received a vaccine. Colour identifiers can also be used for marking progression.
In the Animal Identification category, we offer you a wide range of products for permanent and temporary identification of small animals and house pets. Whether you are looking for an ISO transponder for cats, tattooers for dogs, stamps or colour marking spray for sheep—we offer you the appropriate identification product for your requirements.
Do you have questions about ISO transponders, need marking spray in a certain colour, or simply have another question about animal identification? Just talk to us and we will happily advise you.