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Animal identification

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Animal identification

Animal identification using a means of marking is a process done to identify and track specific animals. It is done for a variety of reasons including verification of ownership, biosecurity control, and tracking for research or agricultural purposes.

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History

Individual identification of animals by means of body markings has been practised for over 3,800 years, as stated in Code of Hammurabi. The first official identification systems are documented as far as the 18th century. In Uruguay for instance maintained at that time a register of hot brands.

Birds

  • Leg rings
  • Wing tags
  • Microchip implants (parrots)
  • Telemetry (falconry birds)
  • Sheep

  • Freeze branding
  • Branding (hot-iron)
  • Collar
  • Earmarking
  • Ear tags (non-electronic)
  • Ear tags (electronic)
  • Semi-permanent paint
  • Pigs

  • Collars (electronic and non-electronic)
  • Earmarking
  • Ear tags (non-electronic)
  • Ear tags (electronic)
  • Semi-permanent paint
  • Tattoo
  • Horses

  • Collars (non-electronic)
  • Branding (hot-iron)
  • Branding (freeze)
  • Microchip implants
  • Lip tattoo
  • Cattle

  • Anklets
  • Branding (freeze)
  • Branding (hot-iron)
  • Collars (electronic and non-electronic)
  • Earmarking
  • Ear tags (non-electronic)
  • Ear tags (electronic)
  • Rumen bolus (electronic)
  • Cowbell
  • Dogs

  • Collar
  • Microchip implants
  • Tattoo
  • Laboratory mice

  • Earmarking (notching or punching)
  • Ear tags (nickel, copper or scannable 2D barcode tags)
  • Microchip implants
  • Hair dye
  • Toe clipping
  • Manual tattoos (tail, foot pad or ears)
  • Automated tail tattoos
  • Fish

  • Microchip implants
  • Fin clipping
  • Coded wire tag
  • Passive integrated transponder
  • Acoustic tag
  • Marine mammals

  • Transponders
  • Adhesive tags
  • Invertebrates

  • Adhesive tags
  • Semi-permanent paint
  • References

    Animal identification Wikipedia


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