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ABCF - Tests and Equipment

List of available tests and equipment at ABFC.

Node KM-B – Mouse

Sensimotor function

  • Horizontal and vertical locomotion
  • Open Field video tracking system
  • Rotarod
  • CatWalk
  • Treadmill
  • Running wheels
  • Grip Strength
  • Startle Response / Prepulse Inhibition
  • Ultrasonic vocalization recording
  • Sound proof box for auditory tests

Learning & memory

  • Morris water maze
  • Barnes maze
  • Y- and T-maze
  • Novel object recognition
  • Radial arm maze
  • Multiple conditioning systems
  • IntelliCage systems

Mood, motivation & reward

  • Elevated plus maze
  • Dark light box
  • Forced swim
  • Marble burying
  • Conditioned place preference
  • Hole nose poke board
  • Multiple conditioning systems
  • Intellicage systems
  • Social novelty
  • Three-chamber sociability

Node KM-B – Rat

Sensorimotor function

  • Open Field video tracking system
  • Startle Response / Prepulse Inhibition

Learning & memory

  • Y- and T-maze
  • Novel object recognition
  • Fear conditioning

Mood, motivation & reward

  • Elevated plus maze
  • Hole nose poke board
  • Forced swim

Node PKL – Mouse

Sensimotor function

  • Horizontal and vertical locomotion
  • Open Field video tracking system
  • Rotarod
  • Hot plate

Learning & memory

  • Morris water maze
  • Barnes maze
  • Y- and T-maze
  • Novel object recognition
  • Radial arm maze
  • Multiple conditioning systems
  • IntelliCage systems

Mood, motivation & reward

  • Elevated plus maze
  • Dark light box
  • Conditioned place preference
  • Hole nose poke board
  • Forced swim test
  • Marble burying