Metabolism, Feeding behaviour

41853 - Metabolic Cages with Feeding/Drinking Analysis Featured

Metabolic Cages with Feeding/Drinking Analysis Metabolic Cages with Feeding/Drinking Analysis

Ugo Basile introduces a new higher resolution model of feeding analiser, resulting from our cooperation with SABLE SYSTEMS International, worldwide leader in metabolic and intake measurement.

This innovative ingestive behavior system includes:

  • a basic Metabolic Cage
  • a mass measurement system
  • an interface and software routine
  • an optional activity sensor

Basic Metabolic Cages are upgraded with the addition of the FiWi High-ResolutionFood and Water Systems, for intake quantification and meal patern analysis. At the heart of the system is the Sable MM1 food and water load sensor, providing high quality results.

DESIGNED TO MEASURE:

  • FEEDING BEHAVIOUR
  • EXCRETORY FUNCTIONS
  • ACTIVITY (OPTIONAL)

A versatile optional sensor (Environmental Sensor Array - ESA) measures the ambulatory activity of the rodent.

     

    INNOVATIVE DESIGN

    For all types of investigations on METABOLISM, including:

    Facilitates retrofitting of Ugo Basile older models of Mouse Feeding Analyser

    preclinical trials evaluating treatments for anorexia

    Makes upgrade from simple Meta­bolic Cage to Feeding Analyser extremely easy!

    addiction/aversion to particular substances

     

    thirst arousing and quenching mechanism

      feeding habits and their modification brought about by environmental conditions or toxicity

     

     

     

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS (MM1 SENSOR)

    Rated Load

    up to1Kg

    Resolution

    0.002g RMS at 2s digital filtration

    Sensor Type

    Quad strain gauge

    Data Precision

    24bits (better than 1 part in 500,000)

    Operating temperature

    -20 to 60°C

     

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS (ESA SENSOR)

    Light sensor

    0.05 to 10,000 Lux (auto ranging); re¬solution: 0.05 Lux-1 Lux

    Sound sensor

    20 -100+ dB range

    Temperature

    range 0-60°C, resolution: 0.01°C

    RH Sensor

    range 0-100% (non condensing), re¬solution: 0.01%

    Barometric Pressure

    range 40-110 kPa, resolution 0.001 kPa

    Understanding the signals that initiate ingestion and satiety require synchronized data with high temporal resolution, especially if the pattern of Ingestive events is important.

    Animal models (for example, obese and diabetic mice) exhibit symptoms similar to those in humans.

    When closely monitored model organisms reveal relevant differences that may correlate with those of human disorders in vital parameters such as feeding/drinking (quantity & frequency of food/drink uptake), activity (with optional I.R. motion detectors) and excretion (the latter assessed by volume or weight).

     

     

    METABOLIC CAGES WITH FOOD & DRINK RECOR­DING PROVISION

    41853

    Cage for Mice, complete with Pro-FiWi In­gestive Behavior System

    41850-011

    IM-2 Promethion Interface Module

    41850-010

    Data Acquisition and Analysis Software package

     

    OPTIONAL

    41850-005

    SSI Environmental Sensor Array (ESA)

     

     

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