Paired / Yoked Feeding

In a paired feeding paradigm, each animal from the test group is paired with an animal in the control group. The control animal will be fed the same amount of food that the test or “master” animal has consumed. In yoked feeding experiments, the master/test animal not only imposes the amount but also the time pattern of food consumption onto the control animal, thereby creating highly physiological control conditions.

The TSE PhenoMaster home cage system provides sophisticated technology to simplify and automate your paired/yoked feeding experiments: we offer simultaneous multiple cage control, high-precision weighing stations to quantify the amount of food consumed, as well as fully automated access control units that limit food availability by time, duration and amount consumed.