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RFID for animal identification

RFID enables superior solutions for animal identification – independent of the field of application and the size of the animal. Avery Dennison’s flexible and reliable RFID products comply with government regulations as well as the applicable international ISO standards.

Solutions for pets, zoo animals and livestock

The product range for animal identification includes glass transponders for pets, zoo animals, fish, and smaller farm animals such as goats. We also offer RFID inlays for ear tags to support convenient, reliable and cost-effective livestock identification. Our animal identification products are available in different diameters and with various IC technologies. 

At a glance: Typical applications

  • Cattle, pet and laboratory animal identification
  • Proof of origin
  • Livestock management
  • Surveillance of pets and lab animals

Our products & innovations

More and more governments worldwide are insisting on widespread animal tagging. For livestock, animal identification is essential in guaranteeing food chain security and food traceability, which is critical to public health as well as a necessary response to consumers’ growing desire to understand the origin of their food and its sustainability.

For pets and other animals, tagging offers peace of mind to owners worried about animals straying, and tags are essential for identifying animals that accompany us across borders — for example, to verify legal ownership, or to ensure that a pet has the correct vaccinations required to enter a specific country.

Our flexible and reliable RFID products comply with government regulations as well as the applicable international ISO standards.

Eartrace® Male Flag is designed to meet rugged environmental conditions in the livestock industry. It offers superior read range through RAIN RFID (UHF) technology and takes ear tags to a new level for convenient and reliable usage. This ear tag also uses an innovative, embroidered wire antenna that offers more resistance against fractures or disruption of the antenna structure from hard day-to-day use.

For smaller animals such as pets, our Intrace® Cannula product is a complete, self-contained microchip transponder implanting system that makes pet ID tagging much easier, more animal-friendly and more efficient – offering significant benefits to both pet owners and implant practitioners.

For more available products and solutions, you can explore our product finder here

So, what does that mean in practice?

RFID contributes to Fraunhofer Institute’s research

The naked mole-rat, aka the sand puppy, may not be the cutest or most impressive of mammals, but it captivates scientists with its longevity and its resistance to cancer. To better explore these remarkable creatures, the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI) in Leipzig, Germany, uses Avery Dennison Smartrac’s Intrace® Syringe implanting system with the smallest glass tag on the market (1.25mm x 8.3mm) to ensure maximum animal protection.

Animal identification made easy with our readers

Avery Dennison Smartrac's Eartrace RH7 reader offers capabilities to match the advantages of its animal identification systems.

Temperature-sensing capabilities for our LF glass tags

LF (low frequency) glass tags offer specific benefits under demanding conditions, whether high-temperature or high-acidity industrial environments, or in use with live animals. Now, Avery Dennison Smartrac expands these benefits with temperature-sensing capabilities.