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Post Surgery Care and Monitoring

Can you ensure proper monitoring and care after surgery or procedures?

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. Gradual changes in animal activity might not be evident during daily checks, and monitoring animals overnight may present a challenge.

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.

Discover how this technology supports your research

  • 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.

Read supporting articles and scientific studies


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


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