Director:
Kem Singletary
(225) 763-0924

Co-Director:
Chris Morrison
(225) 763-3145

Staff:
Jennifer Terrebonne
(225) 763-3121

Animal Metabolism &
Behavior Core
Pennington Biomedical
Research Center
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Hours:
8am - 4pm M-F
Closed Holidays

Animal Metabolism & Behavior Core

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Indirect Calorimetry

The AMBC offers three devices to measure metabolism via indirect calorimetry. Indirect calorimetry is an effective method of measuring VO2, VCO2, Energy Expenditure, and RER.  These systems can also provide the user with activity measurements as well as food and water intake.

TSE Systems Phenomaster/Labmaster

  • Measures both mice and rats, independently

  • Measures up to 24 animals simultaneously

  • Animals are housed in standard shoebox cages during measurement
  • Measurement time of 1 1/2 minutes per animal

  • Activity measurements via beam breaks

  • Measures food intake -- pelleted diets only

  • Measures water/liquid intake

  • Food access -- timed feeding, paired feedings, restricted feedings

  • All cages are enclosed in an environmentally controlled chamber (4° to 60°C operating temperature)

  • For the current TSE policies please visit: TSE Policies
  • For rate information please visit: Rates

               

For more information visit: TSE Systems Phenomaster/LabMaster

Columbus Instruments OxyMax/CLAMS (2 independent systems: OxyMax1 & OxyMax2)

  • Measures mice only

  • Measures up to 16 mice simultaneously

  • Measurement time of one minute per animal

  • Activity measurements via beam breaks

  • Measures food intake -- powdered diets only (OxyMax2 only)

  • All cages are enclosed in an environmentally controlled chamber (5° to 40°C operating temperature)

  • For the current OxyMax policies please visit: OxyMax Policies
  • For rate information please visit: Rates

  • To download the latest version of the software visit: Downloads

For more information visit: Columbus Instruments OxyMax/CLAMS

Metabolic Treadmill*

  • Measures one mouse at a time

  • Modular treadmill is air tight and attached to an indirect calorimeter to measure oxygen consumption and energy expenditure during an exercise bout.

  • Electrical stimulus option

  • Adjustable incline

  • For rate information please visit: Rates

For more information visit: Columbus Instruments Metabolic Modular Treadmill

*This assay requires a 2 week lead time.