Alternative Design Modular Large Animal Run

Modular Large Animal Runs from Alternative Design can be customized to fit your facility’s needs. The animal runs are part of their Modular Animal Caging System (M.A.C.S.) line known across the industry for its quality and versatility. The large animal runs are perfect for dogs, swine, or sheep.


• Modular design has a variety of options to customize build for each facility.
• Different panel size components will create run sizes of 18, 24 and 32 square feet.
• Large selection of options such as doors, floors, feed, water, socialization and metabolism have been designed into the run system.
• Provides flexibility for the vivarium to create a run program that best meets their needs while saving the facility both time in delivery and initial investment costs.
• Future changes to the runs are also more readily accomplished by the modularity.
• Designed to house dogs, swine and/or sheep.
• See more details in Specs

Door Options:
• Standard front panels are 3′ & 4′ swing-out door or 4′ sliding door
• Doors are full rod in square tube frame. Standard rod spacing is 2.5”
• Sliding & swing doors have a gravity latch close system. Doors can be padlocked closed (lock not supplied)

Door Sizes:
• 3 Foot Swing-out Door – 34.75″ W x 74″ H
• 4 Foot Swing-out Door – 46.75″ W x 74″ H
• 4 Foot Sliding Door – 46.75″ W x 76.625″ H

Door Panel Options:
• Door accommodates 2 two quart bowls for feed and water as standard
• Three quart bowls, feed trough and automated water are available options
• Food panel door swings around for access to feed and water bowls

Side Panel Options
• Standard side panel sizes are 6 foot and 8 foot deep
• Side panels have stainless steel (Standard) or Trespa®* (Option) solid bottom and bar top edge for more light. Top 2’ is rod construction, bottom 4’ is solid. Standard rod spacing is 2.5”
• All 304 stainless steel tube frame construction. Solid SS sheet panels and Trespa panels are bolted in
• Socialization door is standard. Solid panel is used at run ends

Side Panel Options
• 6 Foot Panel – 72″ W x 74″ H
• 8 Foot Panel – 96″ W x 74″ H

Side Panel Floor Options
• Panels that sit on facility floor are standard
• Panels for raised floor unit are optional (includes leveling foot on each leg of raised floor)

Back Panel Options
• Pen back that is attached to the facility wall is the standard installation
• Standard back panel sizes are 3’ and 4’ wide
• Top 2’ is rod construction, bottom 4′ is solid stainless steel sheet panel
• Pens may also be free-standing with the addition of an optional back panel
• Trespa ® solid panels may be added as an option. Solid stainless steel sheet panels and Trespa panels are bolted in

Back Panel Sizes
• 3 Foot Back – 34.75″ W x 74″ H
• 4 Foot Back – 46.75″ W x 74″ H

Flooring Options
• Facility flooring is the standard installation
• Runs with raised flooring must be selected in order to have the following flooring options:

• Flooring is 1” #9 Tenderfoot. Blue vinyl coating over steel. Orange vinyl is an option
• The run floor is supplied in sections for easier technician handling
• This floor can support up to a total animal weight of 250 lbs

Fiberglass Slat
• 1-5/8” wide gray fiberglass slat with ½” gap
• The run floor is supplied in sections for easier technician handling
• This floor can support up to a total animal weight of 250 lbs

Assembly Options
• Pin together assembly is standard
• Bolt together assembly is also an option
Other Options:

Metabolism Pan (front half of run)
• On raised floor units a metabolism pan can be added as an option. A divider panel is required to keep the dog in the front half of the pen when metabolism study is being performed
• A 32 oz. collection jar is included which slides forward for easy access

Divider Panel
• The divider panel is formed from 1/2″ Trespa® sheet. Standard color is Heaven Blue
• The panel slides into position from the top and is held in place via pins and guides on each vertical side
• Stainless steel panels are available as an option
• Size is 4′ high by 3′ or 4′ wide

Automated Water System by Edstrom Industries or Systems Engineering Lab Group
• Stainless steel Dog/Large Animal Manifold with adjustable mount bracket
• Universal QD plug inlet
• Kennel Divider/Panel Mount
• Drinkers available for dogs, hogs, sheep or goats

Resting Bench
• The resting bench is approximately 30.5″ wide by 12.5″ deep and made of Trespa ®
• The bench sits 14″ from the floor
• Standard color is “Heaven Blue”
• The bench folds down when not needed for more space
• The bench attaches to the side panel with appropriate fasteners

Alternative Design offers a 5-year warranty on all stainless-steel fabricated products the company makes. These products are warranted to be free from material and workmanship defects during this period.

The 5-year warranty includes:
• Individually Ventilated Caging (IVC) rack frames and fabricated components
• All other stainless steel fabricated caging systems
• Fabricated material handling, storage and processing equipment made of stainless steel