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    Does anyone have any experience with overseas chip registries?? I have had a fawn bitch come in that is chipped to a registry in Singapore. I assume I can transfer her to ours but I am unsure of the exact way to go about it.

    I will call the Council tomorrow and ak their advice but I thought I might see if anyone esle has any experience in this area first.
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    No personal experience Anne but I do know some overseas chips can't be picked up by the equipment used by councils and Vets here in Oz. I only know this because a friend imported a Collie from the USA. His chip was cleared at quarantine but when he was scanned at the Vet it was not detected. One of the rangers tried her scanner but got the same result. Silly really. I believe she had him rechipped.

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    Seems like a bit of a gamble if it's usable, but it looks standard and manufacturer dependent. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microchip_implant_(animal)

    As an interesting side note there is a great reference to constructing your own RFID reader ... I might pull out my breadboard and have a play around. I could hook up the heater to turn on when a particular dog sits in it's bed ... or open the doggy flap.

    Ooops! I might scratch that idea due to cancer risks of continuous chip activation:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhound View Post
    No personal experience Anne but I do know some overseas chips can't be picked up by the equipment used by councils and Vets here in Oz. I only know this because a friend imported a Collie from the USA. His chip was cleared at quarantine but when he was scanned at the Vet it was not detected. One of the rangers tried her scanner but got the same result. Silly really. I believe she had him rechipped.
    Thanks, I might have her scanned to ensure that it works then. I never thought of that complication.

    I actually find it amazing that there are no instructions given to people moving to Oz with animals in regards to our laws and microchips.

    Perhaps the Council will have answers on how we transfer it but I am not hopeful. I guess though if it doesn't work we would be best just re-chipping.

    Pet-owner, *sigh* , this is yet another area that you have obviously failed to educate yourself about. Perhaps you should spend some time acquainting yourself with NSW Companion Animal Laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Perhaps you should spend some time acquainting yourself with NSW Companion Animal Laws.
    Any particular section Anne? A reference would be great to the appropriate section you want me to review.

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    Good news Anne, her chip scanned up fine and we have now added her to the database.
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    Oh Anne ... I'm still waiting for the reference about continuous microchip activation you mentioned I should "educate" myself with in the NSW Companion Animal Laws.

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    pet-owner, if you expect me to play cutesy with you and waste time telling you what you SHOULD know you can think again. Please stop responding to my posts as I have no intention of being civil to you or helping you with a damn thing. Get a life and do your own damn research.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Good news Anne, her chip scanned up fine and we have now added her to the database.
    Pleased to hear that Anne.

    Some councils are still using antiquated scanners and Mareeba shire council (not far from us on the Tablelands) does not own a scanner at all. They are too mean to spend the money. Microchipping is not yet compulsory in Qld although it is encouraged by Vets and the CCCQ.

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