FEB 05, 2014 6:00 AM PST

Bedding vs. Thermoregulation

C.E. Credits: CE
Speakers
  • Regional Sales Manager, The Andersons Bedding Products, USA
    Biography
      Andrea Gay is Regional Sales Manager for the Southern Territory of the U.S. as well as the International Sales Representative for The Andersons Bedding Products. Andrea graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and learning disabilities. Andrea has been involved in the Lab Animal Industry for 13 years. Prior to working for The Andersons Bedding Products, Andrea worked at Shepherd Specialty Papers. Andrea joined The Andersons Bedding Products in 2008 as Regional Sales Manager.

      Andrea is a member of National AALAS, LAMA, ATA, District IV and District 7 branches of AALAS, as well as the IAT and ANZLAA international branches. Andrea serves on the Exhibitor Advisory Council for AALAS and also serves as the Awards Chair for the Research Triangle Branch Executive Council in North Carolina, as well as being a member of The National Weights and Measures Southern Branch. Andrea has published an article in The Enrichment Record on Nesting & Thermoregulation.

    Abstract:

    This presentation will discuss the properties of beddings on the market today and why the use of bedding alone does not promote thermoregulation. Topics included will be the importance of bedding properties and how they perform within the micro cage environment. Thermoregulation behaviors will be discussed as well as abnormal behaviors from lack of thermoregulation. The importance of using a "system or program" of bedding and nesting materials as a means to improve thermoregulation will be explored. Combining base bedding with the addition of nesting material options creates a portion controlled, repeatable system that is not only natural for mice, but also reduces rodent stress, facilitates study accuracy, and provides efficiency in today's laboratory. Topics to be covered include the benefits of having nesting materials as well as the abnormal rodent behaviors associated with today's lab environment and how they impact thermoregulation. These "unnatural" behaviors can all be reduced or eliminated through proper use of bedding and nesting system or program that promotes and allows for thermoregulation. Also discussed will be the benefits and reduced vivarium management costs of using a bedding and nesting program which is of value to the individual investigator as well as the importance of having a bedding and nesting program for animal welfare.


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