Microchipping is a form of pet identification using a small implant injected under the skin. Each microchip contains a unique code, detected by a microchip scanner. In NSW dogs and cats are required by law to be microchipped and registered on the NSW Companion Animal Register.
Maintaining up to date/accurate registration details is so important. Sadly each year many animals end up in pounds and animal shelters due to inadequate details or unregistered microchips.
Horses and ponies must be microchipped prior to receiving their initial Hendra Virus vaccination. This is usually performed without sedation; the microchip is inserted deep into the nuchal ligament on the near side, usually two inches below the mane.