Water Delivery

  1. Bedding Recommendations for Edstrom Animal Drinking Valve

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    From time to time we are asked to provide information on which bedding produces the lowest incidence of compromising the functionality of the animal drinking valve.

    Here is our reply.

    The most important aspects of any contact bedding material utilized in solid bottom cages should be focused on a particle:

    • Size consistency
    • Shape
    • Dust content
    • Potential metabolic inhibitors and microbiological contaminants *

          * Could readily be controlled if the bedding material is autoclaved prior to being utilized

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  2. The Key To Extending The Life Of Animal Drinking Valves

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    What are the most common water contaminants? Avidity Science Drinking Valves are made from autoclavable 316 stainless steel and silicone rubber components, materials renowned for their resistance to chlorinated or acidified water found in animal watering systems. We have best practices for the care of our drinking valves which includes information for sanitization, sterilization, and storage of the valves whether they are integral to the cage, removable or integral to the manifold. These guidelines are key to extending the life of your drinking valves.

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