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    Default ISO Compliant Microchips for Dog Importing

    Just got word from MAF that our dogs have the wrong microchips - off to the vet today we went to get the latest and greatest ones. Apparently the latest ISO chips are 16 digits - so be sure to double check on this if you plan on bringing dogs and they have yet to be microchipped (or have the "old school" chips inserted). They won't issue our permit until they get a letter from our vet verifying the latest chip insertion.

    Amy.

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    The worlds gone mad. I thought it was bad enough keeping my PCs up to date, but now I'm supposed to keep the pets updated with the latest system too?

    I wasn't designed to live in the 21st century. Please hurry up and invent a time machine to send me back to the 19th century ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan74 View Post
    I wasn't designed to live in the 21st century
    this post on the board of an internet forum; shoudn't it rather be ink on paper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan74 View Post
    The worlds gone mad. I thought it was bad enough keeping my PCs up to date, but now I'm supposed to keep the pets updated with the latest system too?

    I wasn't designed to live in the 21st century. Please hurry up and invent a time machine to send me back to the 19th century ;-)
    For heaven's sake - take me with you. I'm about at the end of my tether!

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    Ask your vet for large animal chips. Those are ISO compliant.
    At least that is what they put in my dogs to meet the 134kHz requirement (rather than 125kHz US standard).
    In case anyone is wondering it's mainly the US that has this issue because some daft company copyrighted the 125kHz chips and made them the 'standard' in the US rather than the International (the I in ISO) standard of 134kHz. That's the abridged version of the stupid story anyhow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BkyMonster View Post
    Ask your vet for large animal chips. Those are ISO compliant.
    Not sure how happy my chihuahua cross would be with this idea!

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    We checked with an international pet transporters recently re this and luckily our dog's ok, it is an AVID chip.
    Last edited by Hagabel; 5th June 2011 at 06:42 AM. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hagabel View Post
    We checked with an international pet transporters recently re this and luckily our dog's ok, it is an AVID chip.
    Here is the email from MAF - they claim NOT to accept AVID chips:

    Hi Amy,

    With the implementation of the new import health standard we require the implantation of ISO compliant microchips. We are unfortunately not able to accept AVID microchips.

    You will need to go back to your veterinarian and have a second ISO compliant microchip inserted. On completion of this, a copy of the letter from the veterinarian stating that the animal has 2 microchips, and stating the microchip number will need to be forwarded to us.

    Then the permit can be issued to you. I will file your application and await the provision of the copy of the veterinarian letter.

    Regards

    Nic McGuire | Animal Import Advisor | Animal Imports and Exports Group | MAF Biosecurity New Zealand Pastoral House, 25 The Terrace | PO Box 2526 | Wellington | New Zealand

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    Just for information for people bringing dogs from the USA: our dogs' first (of three) official vet checks and blood draws were today. $260 for two dogs (+ fees for one of the tests still pending).

    Amy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auskiwi View Post
    Here is the email from MAF - they claim NOT to accept AVID chips:

    Hi Amy,

    With the implementation of the new import health standard we require the implantation of ISO compliant microchips. We are unfortunately not able to accept AVID microchips.

    You will need to go back to your veterinarian and have a second ISO compliant microchip inserted. On completion of this, a copy of the letter from the veterinarian stating that the animal has 2 microchips, and stating the microchip number will need to be forwarded to us.

    Then the permit can be issued to you. I will file your application and await the provision of the copy of the veterinarian letter.

    Regards

    Nic McGuire | Animal Import Advisor | Animal Imports and Exports Group | MAF Biosecurity New Zealand Pastoral House, 25 The Terrace | PO Box 2526 | Wellington | New Zealand


    Wow, ok. Thanks for letting me know!
    Back to the vets again. Cha ching....

    Oh, and the first visit was just for the rabies titer and it cost $325!!

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