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The chip then transmits its data back through the coil to the scanner.

These components are encased in biocompatible soda lime or borosilicate glass and hermetically sealed.

Implanted microchips can distort magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs), including those of the spinal cord. Fish and Wildlife Service uses microchipping in its research of wild bison, black-footed ferrets, grizzly bears, elk, white-tailed deer, giant land tortoises and armadillos.

Many animal species have been microchipped, including cockatiels and other parrots, horses, llamas, alpacas, goats, sheep, miniature pigs, rabbits, deer, ferrets, penguins, sharks, snakes, lizards, alligators, turtles, toads, frogs, rare fish, chimpanzees, mice, and prairie dogs—even whales and elephants. Microchips are not yet universal, but they are legally required in some jurisdictions such as the state of New South Wales, Australia A National Animal Identification and Tracing scheme in New Zealand is currently being developed for tracking livestock.

Some countries have a single official national database.

For a fee, the registry typically provides 24-hour, toll-free telephone service for the life of the pet.

Most implants contain three elements: a 'chip' or integrated circuit; a coil inductor, possibly with a ferrite core; and a capacitor.

The chip contains unique identification data and electronic circuits to encode that information.

The information can also be imprinted on a collar tag worn by the animal.

Like an automobile title, the certificate serves as proof of ownership and is transferred with the animal when it is sold or traded; an animal without a certificate could be stolen.

Externally attached microchips such as RFID ear tags are commonly used to identify farm and ranch animals other than horses.

Some external microchips can be read with the same scanner used with implanted chips.

In April 2012 Northern Ireland became the first part of the United Kingdom to require microchipping of individually licensed dogs.

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