Proper monitoring is essential for the health and well-being of animals, as well as the accuracy and reliability of research studies involving animals. However, most research housing facilities rely on manual monitoring and health checks of the mice. This is time consuming, and manual checks can miss serious issues that an automated sensor will pick up on.
For example, a water bottle leak can be deadly for mice in the affected cage, but if mice are checked only once daily, this may not be identified in time to save the mice. Even for less deadly situations, monitoring is important for ensuring there are no disruptions to their living environment. Animals are sensitive to their environment and can be easily stressed by changes in temperature, lighting, noise, and other factors. If these conditions are not properly monitored, the animals can become stressed, which can impact their health and potentially compromise the research results.
Not monitoring animals can also have serious consequences for the integrity and reliability of research results. If the animals are not properly monitored, the results of research studies may be inaccurate or unreliable. This can impact the validity of the research and potentially waste valuable time, money, and resources. Pallidus provides a simple means to monitor the homecage environment and ensure it is optimal for your mice.