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RE: AVID CHIPS

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Posted by: PHFaust at Sun Jun 22 11:00:19 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHFaust ]  
   

>>I'm new here so if this has been covered else where forgive me.I've had AVID chips implanted into my Beaded Lizards by a Vet. He placed them between the shoulders. I realize that this is only helpful if your animals can be recovered but many snakes are found. I have heard this is dangerous and the chips can and do cause cancer.All this can be found on the Indigo Fourum. My quetion is this...do any of you use them for your snakes and where would they be implanted exactly in the body cavity? If you don't use them then why not? Shannon

Anything implanted can cause cancer. It is a forgein body and can result in a reaction. I do know that there is a current movement against microchips and the fact that they caused cancer in lab rodents. It also included a study of dogs. The study, if I am remembering correctly, only referenced two dogs getting cancer. One may have been related to the chip and one was directly related to the chip. In dogs, the chip is implanted in the same place that vaccines are given. Over vaccination has in fact been linked to cancer. Millions of dogs and cats are microchipped and if only two turned up with cancer, I personally feel the odds are good. I am unsure however where the snakes are microchipped, however I do know a great deal of high end ball python breeders are using microchips in their animals. Check with the folks in the ball forum.
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