Rota-rod Test

The Rota-rod test is designed to evaluate the motor coordination and balance of the mouse by forcing the subject to run. Researchers can program various training methods for their experiments, e.g.: fixation speed and acceleration, rock by setting angle…etc. This test is applicable to study motor activity change, anti-fatigue drug and neural degeneration diseases. Researchers may determine the subject’s ability of motor learning and motor memory based on the outcome of training process.

Ugo Basile Rota-Rod 47600 is the testing device used in this service. It is a specific treadmill for mice that enabling five mice to be on the treadmill simultaneously. The angular speed can be set in the range of 2-80 RPM. The change of acceleration can be set from 6 second to 10 minute interval under acceleration mode. Each lane on the device is 5cm wide which is enough for mice to revise orientation during tests, and allow the investigator to observe the motor coordination. This device can timing each lane separately under fixation mode and effectively reduces the artificial errors via a microprocessor-controlled unit.

FDC 3500

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