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Rat Behavioral Tests
Rat behavioral tests offered by the Rodent Models Core are listed below. Please click the plus sign next to the test name to view additional information.
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The rotarod is designed to test balance and motor coordination. Animals are placed onto a horizontal rotating rod which accelerates over the course of a trial. A single trial lasts from the time the animal is placed on the rod until it falls off or until 5 minutes have elapsed. Animals can also be tested chronically to examine learning or motor degeneration.
This is a semi-automated system for rodent kinematic gait analysis with high sensitivity to evaluate 4 different motion modalities – over ground walking, skilled ladder walking, wading in water and swimming.