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Adverse events involving microchips: first report from the VMD

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THE first annual report from the Veterinary Medicines Directorate's (VMD's) Microchip Adverse Event Reporting Scheme shows that a total of 1420 reports were made to the scheme between its launch in April 2014 and the end of December 2015. More than 75 per cent of these were submitted by vets and 84 per cent of the reports involved dogs.

The VMD explains that it delayed writing the annual report because only 28 reports were received by the scheme between April and December 2014. A noticeable increase in the monthly rate of reporting was recorded after it became a legal requirement to report adverse events to microchips in dogs in England in February 2015. Reporting became compulsory in Scotland and Wales …

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