Roto-rod

This task is used to assess motor coordination and balance.  With repeated trials over days, motor learning can be tested.

Procedure

The subject is placed on a cylindar that can rotate at constant or accelerating speeds.  Control and experimental subjects are compared for their ability to remain on the rod either by latency to drop off or the final speed achieved by the accelerating rod before they fall.

Roto-rod

Behavioral Tasks


Roto-rod

Rat Services
Fear Conditioning
Startle/PPI
Morris Water Maze
Radial Arm Maze
T Maze
Social Interaction
Ultrasonic Vocalization
Conditioned Taste Aversion
Conditioned Place Preference
Novel Object Recognition
Aggression
Open Field
Roto-Rod
SHIRPA Primary Screen
Elevated Plus Maze
Light-Dark Box
Social Recognition
Social Transmission
    of Food Preference
Basic Neurological Screens
      ° Vision Penlight
      ° Hot Plate
      ° Tail Immersion
      ° Grip Strength
      ° Gait Analysis
      ° Balance Beam
      ° Forced Swim
      ° Tail Suspension

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