Specifications include, but are not limited to: The University of Illinois Division of Animal Resources includes
seven units which rerrequire contact bedding for laboratory rodents.
In order to minimize research variables and promote to a high standard of health in its research animals,
the University requires that this bedding be of a consistent and superior quality. Contaminants, excessive
dust and/or improper substrate storage are unacceptable, as each constitutes a risk to animal health and
welfare, as well as a potential compromise of research data integrity.