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Disposable plastic rodent feeders for use in an automated filling system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18719694     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rodent feeder devices are often made of reusable, sanitizable materials such as glass and stainless steel. As part of an initiative at the authors' facility to automate the feeder filling process, disposable plastic feeding cups were proposed as a preferable alternative to standard feeders for use in a filling machine. The authors tested and validated designs for rodent meal-type feeder assemblies that incorporated plastic cups. Assemblies included stainless steel shields that prevented rats and mice from chewing on the plastic cups while allowing them full access to food. The use of disposable feeder cups that are filled and sealed automatically reduces labor associated with sanitation, enables staff to prepare feeders for several weeks in advance and limits personnel contact with feed that may contain harmful chemicals.
James Toler; David Gleason; Lisa Clare; Susan Buckham; Robert DeWit
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lab animal     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0093-7355     ISO Abbreviation:  Lab Anim (NY)     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-22     Completed Date:  2008-11-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417737     Medline TA:  Lab Anim (NY)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  415-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pfizer, Inc., 700 Chesterfield Parkway, Chesterfield, MO 63017, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Laboratory / physiology*
Disposable Equipment / veterinary*
Feeding Methods / instrumentation,  veterinary*
Rats, Sprague-Dawley
Rodentia / physiology*
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