Total body/carcass analysis will reveal absolute amounts of body fat, lean tissue and body water via quantitative magnetic resonance.
Energy Balance Services
Body Composition / Carcass Analysis - C1041 Expand
Energy Expenditure Measurements - C1042 Expand
Oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production is measured using indirect calorimetry. The Columbus Instruments Oxymax Equal Flow System is an indirect open circuit calorimeter designed to simultaneously measure metabolic performance of multiple subjects that have similar ventilation needs. uses an open circuit calorimetry technique. This system allows sixteen animal cages to be simultaneously monitored. Variables provided by this measurement include VO2, VCO2, RQ, and HEAT.
CLAMS - Activity Measurements - C1043 Expand
This multi-channel activity monitor supports a variety of sensor lengths and configurations. Up to 32 channels are supported providing both ambulatory and total counts for each channel.
Meal Pattern Analysis - Food Intake Procedure - C1044 Expand
A food reservoir is placed on a sensitive balance and introduced to the animal through specially designed cages that prevent defecating/urinating into or spillage of food. Data is generated at intervals of 1 minute to 9999 hours and 59 minutes. Meal patterns can be analyzed with this system by checking the frequency and duration of each meal. Sixteen animal cages can be simultaneously monitored.
CLAMS - Simultaneous Energy Expenditure, Activity, and Food Intake Measurements - C1045 Expand
This service incorporates multiple measurement parameters such as feeding mass/bouts, drinking volume, VO2 and VCO2, etc.