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Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter, 2000, 4:26a
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Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter

Information sought on the post-implantation effects of microchip transponders in chelonians


Information sought on the post-implantation effects of microchip transponders in chelonians. Further to my published findings (Hine, M.L. 1999. Survey on the Effectiveness of Microchip Transponders in Chelonians. British Herpetological Society Bulletin, No 70 pp 17-19), I continue to seek information, for possible future publication, on the post-implantation success/failure rates of this method of identification as an alternative to non-invasive techniques. Information sought: Health/welfare e.g. stress, injury, infection, floatation, side-effects and mortality rates. Practical uses e.g. chip scanning, reading, compatibility difficulties, loss of chip, reprogramming and new developments in scanning products. Any information would be appreciated. Michael L. Hine, The Lodge, Normanby, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 6RH, England, UK. E-mail: mikehine@thelodge-ny.fsnet.co.uk