How Digital Cage Cards are transforming Animal Facilities
Digital cage cards are electronic displays that are mounted on or near animal cages to provide information about the animals. These displays are typically made with e-paper technology, which allows for high-contrast, high resolution displays that can be easily read in various lightning conditions.
Digital cage cards are transforming the way animal facilities operate. Traditionally, animal facilities have used paper-based cage cards to keep track of animal and study related information as well as animal welfare information. These cards contain details such as the animal’s identification number, permissions, study information, sex, age, breeding history, medical treatments, etc. While these paper cage cards served their purpose, they had several limitations. They were prone to errors, misplacements, and lacked the ability to generate real-time updates.
Digital cage cards provide a more efficient and streamlined way of managing animal information. They can be integrated with existing facility systems, allowing animal facility staff to enter and update data in real-time, ensuring that the most up-to-date information is always available.
Here are some benefits of using digital cage cards:
Improved animal welfare: Digital cage cards enable animal care staff to quickly and accurately record and track animal welfare information. This information includes animal health status, treatments, and other important parameters. Having access to this information in real-time allows animal care staff to make informed decisions about animal care and respond quickly to any concerns.
Increased efficiency: Digital cage cards allow staff members to quickly and easily update information about each animal in real time from a centralized animal management system. This saves time and resources and eliminates the need to handwrite or print out paper cards and manually replace them in the cages.
Reduced errors: Physical cage cards are prone to human errors such as misplacement or incorrect updating when staff members manually input or update information in multiple locations. Digital cage cards reduce the risk of errors caused by human and ensure that information about each animal is accurate and up to date.
Environmental Sustainability: Digital cage cards reduce the amount of paper waste and are more environmentally sustainable than traditional physical cage cards, which require the constant printing and disposal of paper cage cards.
Overall, the benefits of digital cage cards with e-paper technology are clear. By investing in this technology, animal facilities can provide better care for animals while also increasing operational efficiency and promoting environmental sustainability. As such, it is a promising technology that has the potential to revolutionize the way animal research is conducted.