Answer to Question #110098 in Zoology for Takiemudau

Question #110098
List the different forms of PERMANENT animal identification available
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2020-04-21T13:45:18-0400

1. Branding:

It involves searing a number, letters, designs or a combination of these put on the skin with a hot iron or with chemicals. Branding is most suited for marking cattle, buffaloes, horses and camels.

2. Tattooing:

It consists of piercing outlines of desired number or letters on the skin inside ears and then incorporating a black vegetable pigment into these punctures. Steel points, each of which carries a small amount of coloured paste into the subcutaneous tissues and cartilage of ear, outline the various letters and figures.

3. Ear Tagging:

Tags or labels are made of light metal or strong plastic with the numbers stamped on them. Tags are fixed generally to the ear with a special tagging forceps. 

4. Ear Notching:

Ear notching is mostly used to marl comprises cutting V-shaped notches at specified places along the borders of ears by means of a pair of sharp scissors or pincers.

5. Microchip implants (fish, amphibians, birds).

6. Other.


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