An informative webinar for researchers interested in the latest technology and best practices for studying food and water intake as well as feeding kinetics of group-housed rodents in their home cage.
Food and water intake of rodents in a group-housed social environment is of particular importance in a variety of applications including models of obesity, diabetes, chronic pain, drug discovery screening, neuroscience and feed/liquid preference. Challenges exist to ensure accurate measurements of food and water intake for both short-term and long-term experiments while keeping animals in a stress-free and group-housed social environment. This webinar provides an overview of how to monitor real-time food and water intake in a variety of applications using a complete home cage based platform for rodents.
In this exclusive webinar sponsored by MBRose ApS, experts discuss methodology, best practices, and provide guidelines for implementing a real-time food and water intake protocol using group-housed rodents. There is a focus on study setup and data collection of water intake, meal size, frequency and duration. Examples are provided of acute intervention studies like the leptin test as well as longer running experiments such as week-long food intake and eating behavior monitoring after hydrodynamic injection of plasmids with supposed effect in the brain. Methods and data are also shown from an ethanol preference test in mice.
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