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Shepherd's Cob + PLUS


Laboratory Animal Bedding Material

with the Added Value of Enrichment for Nesting

The animals transform the mini-rolls into a soft nesting material combined with Shepherd's™ Cob.


Eliminate the additional cost for adding nesting materials to the cage. Shepherd's™ Cob + 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.


This is a two for one advantage, you get all the benefits of the Industry’s leading

premium laboratory animal bedding material - PLUS Enrichment.


  • Superior Sanitation: Shepherd's™ Cob is dried in our driers to a lower moisture content than any other cob bedding material on the market. Our target moisture content during manufacturing is 5% by weight while other manufacturers dry their product to 8 to 10%. Lower moisture content means our processing more effectively kills bacteria, yeast, mold and coliforms.

  • Excellent Absorbency: Lower moisture content means Shepherd's™ Cob will absorb more liquid by volume than other similar bedding materials.

  • Exceptional Ammonia Control: Corn cob bedding has been shown in several studies to control ammonia inmicro-isolation caging better than wood and some recycled paper bedding materials.

  • Consistent Material: Shepherd's™ Cob + PLUS™ is made from 100% natural
  • corn cob with all foreign matter removed. It is biodegradable and easily
  • incinerated.

  • Available in Several Forms: Shepherd's™ Cob is available in our standard 1/4" and 1/8" grades in 35 pound autoclavable bags as well as bulk sacks. We also offer both grades irradiated in 35 pound bags and bulk sacks.