Cancer remains a major cause of death. During studies in mice, major surgical procedures could potentially lead to serious post-surgery complications and even death.
The Guide recommends frequent observation of the animals in an undisturbed setting, which constitutes a team-effort involving the research group, the animal care, and veterinarian staff.
The digital ventilated caging system (DVC®) records and report animal activity in real-time 24/7 so you can monitor the progress during recovery without disturbing the animals or being in front of the rack all the time. Also, DVC® provides real-time data where a variation from “normal” activity could indicate the presence of pain, well-being, or distress in the animal.
Non-invasive technology monitors cages in real-time and generates data on animal activity.
A management tool helps to schedule additional health checks or new protocols based on activity reports.
DVC® Night Animal Welfare application prioritizes notifications of cages in need of attention so the staff can take care of those first thing in the morning.
PI’s and veterinarians can securely store and maintain data on pre-clinical studies and experimental records, and access the information from a mobile or electronic device.
DVC® Installed base: More than 25,000 digital cages at more than 50 customers worldwide. For more references directly from DVC® customers, visit 2019 Digital Vivarium Forum