During the process of animal surgery or acute anesthetized animal experiment, maintaining animals’ body temperature is very important for the accuracy and reliability of the results, furthermore, it is an important way to reduce the mortality of the animals. To fulfill this need, we have a new generation of homothermic monitoring system “Thermostar”, which is a closed-loop temperature monitor/control system for rodents. The system includes the control unit, 1 flexible rectal probe, 1 heating pad
, and 1 heat insulation pad.
The control unit acquired a 4.3-inch color LCD touch screen, this user interface allows users to clearly view the subject’s real-time core body temperature, set the target temperature, view the heating state, and set audible alarms for the subject’s core body temperature abnormality. A specific control circuit for the heating pad and rectal probe, respectively, to ensure the stability and safety of the system.