Behavior study applications
emka TECHNOLOGIES provides complete systems for measuring different animal
By monitoring changes in eating and drinking behaviour of
rodents, it is possible to detect subtle and/or long-term effects of drugs or
genetic manipulation, irrespective of whether the primary action of the
intervention is on the nervous system or not.
If you have a standard rodent cage - such as the Tecniplast
2154F cage - emka TECHNOLOGIES technicians have the know-how and
products to convert it into a food/drink monitoring system.
The cage is adapted to take food/liquid holders that are
equipped with force transducers.
The transducers are connected to receiver modules housed in
a mainframe, which is connected to an usbACQ acquisition box.
From the usbACQ,
a single usb cable carries all signals to the acquisition computer.
can acquire up to 64 signals (32 cages with food and drink monitoring, or 64
cages with only food or only drink monitoring). The analyzer module provides
counts of visits with/without intake (per unit time and cumulative).
IITC Inc. engineered the Rota-Rod Treadmill to assess the effect of
drugs on motor coordination and/or fatigue resistance in up to 8 rodents