Shepherd Specialty Papers produces high-quality bedding and enrichment products for the lab animal industry.

ALPHA-dri

Shepherd’s ALPHA-dri, made from alpha cellulose, is a loose animal bedding of exceptional absorbency and precisely defined composition.

Shepherd’s™ ALPHA-dri® is a virtually dustless, highly absorbent bedding made of pure virgin paper cellulose.

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Shepherd’s Specialty Blend

 Not only is the Specialty Blend exceptionally absorbent, the dissimilar materials allows the bedding to effectively stay drier, a requirement to reduce ammonia. The end result of lower ammonia levels mean that cage changes can be extended even for micro-isolation caging, creating a tremendous material and labor cost savings.

Shepherd Specialty Blend is a combination of ALPHA-dri® and Shepherd’s™ Cob that offers the benefits of both products and provides a high level of ammonia control.

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ALPHA-dri® + PLUS™

Eliminate the additional cost for adding nesting materials to the cage. ALPHA-dri® + PLUS™ combines both bedding and nesting materials all in one. Mini-rolls of multi-layered virgin paper cut into short lengths are added to give the animals nesting material which enhances their

nest building instincts.

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PAPERCHIP

PAPERCHIP is manufactured primarily from used newspapers and is the result of years of extensive lab testing. It is available in two different textures, each available in 35-pound autoclavable paper bags.

Cage and Pan Liners

Shepherd Specialty Papers offers a large selection of cage and pan liners in the industry for non-contact applications.  Please call for custom sizes.