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HUMIDITY CONTROL FOR IVCS OR SCANTAINERS
The European convention for the protection of vertebrate animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes, ETS 123 specifies a relative humidity of 55% ±10 inside cages for rodents.
Especially during the winter, it can be a real challenge to meet these guidelines and it might affect the health of the animals, the breeding performance and the reproducibility of your research. Mice without fur and pups in particular should be protected from fluctuations in the relative humidity.
ScanClime is an air handling unit that gives you a very accurate, flexible and affordable control of the relative air humidity.
Studies point towards that relative humidity may impact breeding of rodents, aggression in male mice and skin condition of the animals. Get an overview of our current scientific collaborations investigating the effects of controlled relative humidity on animal welfare and reproducibility of data
This study describes how fluctuating relative humidity, even within guidelines, has significant affect on the animals' water intake. ScanClime provides a very accurate relative humidity for studies, where water intake is considered to be an important parameter