The FBN maintains one of the most modern facilities for farm animals in Europe. Measuring metabolism of animals can be performed in respiration chambers.
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Air-conditioned respiratory chambers are available for:
The following parameters are continuously registered (e.g. for large animals):
The chambers are air-conditioned: Temperature 0-35 °C, relative humidity 40-90 % (in a temperature range 15-30 °C). Special constructions allow milking blood samplings or infusions without door opening. Chamber measurements are in accordance with the German Animal Welfare Act (TierSchG).
Note: Respiration can only be used under the expert supervision of FBN staff.