According to studies, chronic and/or loud noises may induce impaired behavior, cognition, and immune function in mice. Mice holding rooms are a constant source of noise emitted by animal technicians and caretakers, the equipment, and the mice themselves. Studies suggest that certain environmental conditions and routine procedures in the animal facility might induce stress responses, and when the animal is unable to maintain its homeostasis in the presence of a particular stressor, the animal’s wellbeing is threatened.
The Rack Environmental Monitoring (REM DVC®) detects the presence of external variables affecting your studies. It collects and records the data on the variables 24/7, and then analyzes it and correlates it automatically.
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