Life Chip w/Bio-Thermo is now available. Click on link near bottom of page.
Destron Fearing LifeChip Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) microchips offer a unique and unalterable means of identifying horses, ponies, alpacas and llamas of all ages and sizes.
Destron LifeChip microchips, each about the size of a grain of rice, contain a passive transponder programmed with a unique 15 digit ISO-compliant number. Once in place, these microchips can be read by any Destron Fearing or ISO-compliant reader. (We recommend the Destron DTR5 or the Destron Pocket Reader - either one will also give a temperature reading from Bio-Thermo chips.)
Veterinarians subcutaneously administer the microchip (which is about the size of a grain of rice) in the neck of horses or in the poll of the head of alpacas/llamas with the help of a specially designed, single-use syringe or using the Blue Handle Applicator in conjuntion with the Life Chip Individual Assembly (Individual Assembly is not available for Bio-Thermo Life Chip).
Each LifeChip Microchip is capped with BioBond, a patented, bio-compatible material which secures the microchip to the administration site within 24 hours of placement.
Horses of all ages, sizes and breeds can receive a LifeChip. Foals can receive a microchip at the time of their neonatal examination.
Numbers can be kept in farm or ranch files for future reference or registered in each animal's breed or animal type registry. Another possible registration for horses can be done at Microchip ID Equine.
Microchips provide proof of ownership in case your horse, llama, alpaca, animal is lost or stolen. They can also be used as proof of identity for animals involved in breeding operations, competetive sports or international or domestic travel.
Please note: These Life Chips are not intended for use in food-production animals or in small pets such as cats or dogs.