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Mouse

Ear Punch

Ear Tags

Tattoo (tail, ear, toe)

Laser Activated ID Chip

RFID Transponder

Toe Clipping

Rat

Ear Punch

Ear Tags

Tattoo (tail, ear, toe)

RFID Transponder



Rabbit

Ear Tags *

Tattoo (ear) *

RFID Transponder




Hamsters

Ear Punch

Ear Tags

Tattoo (ear, toe)

RFID Transponder



Gerbils

Ear Punch

Ear Tags

Tattoo (ear, toe)

RFID Transponder



Dogs

Tattoo (ear) * ☆

Collar and Tag ¤

RFID Transponder ☆




Cats

Tattoo (ear) * ☆

Collar and Tag ¤

RFID Transponder ☆




Ferrets

Ear Tags *

Tattoo (ear) *

RFID Transponder




Ground Squirrels

Ear Tags *

Tattoo (ear) *

RFID Transponder




Chinchillas

Ear Tags *

Tattoo (ear) *

RFID Transponder




Pigs

Ear Notches

Ear Tag ¤

Tattoo (ear) *

RFID Transponder



Sheep

Ear Tag ¤

Tattoo (ear)

RFID Transponder




Goats

Ear Tag ¤

Tattoo (ear) *

RFID Transponder

Collar with ID number

Photo ID


Cattle (dairy)

Ear Tag ¤

Tattoo (ear)

RFID Transponder




Cattle (beef)

Ear Tag ¤

Tattoo (ear)

RFID Transponder

Branding



Horses

Photo ID or Drawing

Tattoo (lip) *

RFID Transponder




Small birds

Leg band






Reptiles

Photo ID or Drawing

RFID Transponder





Amphibians

Photo ID or Drawing

RFID Transponder

Visual Implant (Elastomer)

Other Injectable Implant



Fish

Photo ID or Drawing

RFID Transponder

Freeze Branding




Non-human primates

Tattoo (chest, leg) *

Collar and Tag

RFID Transponder




* Requires anesthesia or sedation to perform this method of identification.

☆ Requires approval from the USDA (Animal Care Resource Guide policy #13).

¤ Specific tag dimensions and/or numbering/lettering requirements are provided by the USDA.

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