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OVMA Position Statements August 2017

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OVMA 420 Bronte Street South, Suite 205, Milton, Ontario L9T 0H9 T. 905.875.0756 or 1.800.670.1702 (toll-free) F. 905.875.0958 or 1.877.482.5941 (toll-free) OVMA Position Statement – Microchipping OVMA supports the permanent identification of animals, and recommends electronic implants using the International Standards Organization (ISO) standard microchip technology. As implantation technique and type of microchip can impact on microchip performance, OVMA recommends that implantation of microchips only be carried out by veterinarians or qualified persons knowledgeable regarding the procedure and this system of identification, in accordance with the OVMA Guidelines for Electronic Identification. OVMA encourages all Ontario mixed and small animal veterinary practices to have acquired a microchip reader capable of reading both ISO and Canadian Standard microchips. (September 24, 2014 Board)

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