Supreme accuracy and precision coupled with device flexibility and portability makes bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) an ideal technology for use in veterinary applications. The device can be used on multiple species, with the use of pre-programmed species information and the flexibility to enter user defined species information. To date the technology has been used in animals as varied as crocodiles and seals, and there are hundreds of published papers using BIS in the animal research arena. From the laboratory to the Veterinary clinic- the possibilities are almost endless!
Listed below are a selection of published papers in various species using BIS technology. If you have a particular application in mind or are looking for more specific information please contact ImpediMed.
Bowen, et al, Estimation of Total Body Water in Harbor Seals: How useful is bioelectrical impedance analysis? Marine Mammal Science, 1998. 14:765-777
Cornish, et al, Alteration of the extracellular and total body water volumes measured by multiple frequency bioelectrical impedance analysis (MFBIA). Nutrition Research, 1994. 14(5): p. 717-727.
Cornish, et al, Measurement of extracellular and total body water of rats using multiple frequency bioelectrical impedance analysis. Nutrition Research, 1992. 12: p. 657-666.
Elliott, D.A., et al., Extracellular water and total body water estimated by multifrequency bioelectrical impedance analysis in healthy cats: a cross-validation study. J Nutr, 2002. 132(6 Suppl 2): p. 1760S-2S.
Elliott, D.A., et al., Evaluation of multifrequency bioelectrical impedance analysis for the assessment of extracellular and total body water in healthy cats. J Nutr, 2002. 132(6 Suppl 2): p. 1757S-9S.
Fielding, C.L., et al., Use of multifrequency bioelectrical impedance analysis for estimation of total body water and extracellular and intracellular fluid volumes in horses. Am J Vet Res, 2004. 65(3): p. 320-6.
Goode, T.L. and H.J. Klein, Miniaturization: an overview of biotechnologies for monitoring the physiology and pathophysiology of rodent animal models. Ilar J, 2002.43(3): p. 136-46.
Hall, C.B., et al., Determination of rat body composition using bioelectrical impedance analysis. Nutr. Rep. Int. 39:627-633.94
Skalicky, M., et al, Housing conditions influence the survival and body composition of ageing rats. Exp Gerontol, 2001. 36(1): p. 159-70.
Yokoi, K., et al., Use of bioimpedance spectroscopy to estimate body water distribution in rats fed high dietary sulfur amino acids. J Nutr, 2001. 131(4): p. 1302-8.