Bedding and nesting

The provision of suitable nesting and bedding is probably the next most important item after nutrition and housing. Good material is essential for achieving the standards of animal welfare now expected.

Today, the choice of types has never been greater, and the standards of production never higher. The range of nesting and bedding materials available from LBS is extensive and has been chosen with great care. The range allows a choice of types, materials, particle sizes and treatments, so that selection for use can be best suited to requirements.

In assembling the range, LBS has applied high standards that each material must satisfy depending upon its intended purpose.

Cleanliness, the material must be clean, this is achieved by using only the highest quality materials, from renewable sources, and ensuring that they are processed through modern equipment maintained to a high standard.

Dust free, the material must be devoid of dust and sharp particles that could potentially cause irritation, respiratory problems or damage to either animal or human. An aspect of particular importance for its use in IVCs and other closed housing units.

Comfort, an important attribute of nesting material that is intended to encourage nest building and community behaviour.

Absorbency, the ability to soak up liquid and control ammonia levels is important to cage hygiene.

Disposability, all materials are easily disposed of after use, either by incineration or other safe means.

Treatment, nesting and bedding must be able to be sterilised by Autoclaving or Irradiation. All LBS supplied products will withstand such treatments.

Research Quality, the strict standards of GLP are met on selected products in the range. All other products are tested for contaminants on a regular basis.

Good quality bedding is an essential factor of the environment for animals used in research. LBS provide an extensive range of substrates for this purpose. Certificates of analysis are available for all products.

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LBS Gold Cobs GD 12

Suitable for: All mammals

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LBS Gold Cobs GD 6

Suitable for: All mammals

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LBS Gold Flake

Suitable for: All mammals

Gold Flakes Particle size 4mm to 0.9mm. Pack size 90 litre – 10.0kg approx. weight.

LBS Gold Shavings

Suitable for: All mammals

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LBS Nest-Pucks

Suitable for: All species

New dose controlled nesting material for laboratory animals. Made from natural Aspen Wood Wool, de-fibred and compacted into convenient 50 x 50mm squares. Natural Aspen […]