Advancements in implantable RFID microchip technologies enable researchers to monitor rodent temperature and activity in a real-time, continuous, non-invasive manner. This innovative development enables labs to monitor rodent health and activity more effectively while also furthering the 3Rs.

A white paper by Envigo details how RFID technology provided valuable data in a comparative study on animal model recovery parameters. The white paper details the results of a recent improvement project designed to enhance the pre- and post-surgical monitoring of cardiac surgical models while improving animal welfare. READ MORE

Key insights from this project are:

  • Insights into rodent heat loss during and post-surgery
  • How heat loss affects animal recovery times
  • That heat loss affected mice more than rats