Incapacitance Meter for Mouse and Rat – For assessment of pain and inflammation in the hind limb of small rodents according to static weight bearing test.
Orchid’s Incapacitance Meter is used for measurement of pain and/or inflammation of the hind limbs on mice or rats. The Incapacitance test represents an unsurpassed method for assessing spontaneous pain in laboratory animal model with inflammation or nerve injury in one hind paw (neuropathy, incision etc).
In the Incapacitance test, animal is positioned in a holder specially designed to maintain in comfortable position on two separated sensor plates. Orchid’s Incapacitance Meter enables to quantify the spontaneous postural changes reflecting spontaneous pain by independently measuring the weight that the animal applies through each hind paw on respective sensor.
In the absence of hind paw injury, animal applies equal weight on both hind paws, indicating a postural equilibrium. After unilateral hind paw tissue injury, a lower weight is applied by the injured paw indicating postural non-equilibrium.
Orchid’s Incapacitance Meter, initiates a measurement cycle during which a number of force measurements are performed and averaged. The period over which these measurements are recorded is under user control; adjustable between 1 to 99 seconds. At the conclusion of the measurement, the resulting data is displayed to a resolution of 0.01 gram.