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We have hardware and software that enable researchers to evaluate animal behavior of small animals with know Vital Parameters.

Among others we have available following tests:

Continuous Data Acquisition (CDA) using the NOLDUS system across the Piccolo AD converter…

Animal behavior evaluation In a noise isolated chamber…

Wireless Detected Behavior (WDB) for animal with special requirement, like transgenic animals… Using wireless transmission to the main computer…

Natural Detected Behavior (NDB) for recordings in natural environments (MPEG files)

Data Analysis using the Ethovision® Software…

Evaluation of Vital Parameters: Heart rate, Ventilation Rate, Oxygen saturation, Breath distension,   etc.

Low profile wireless running wheel for mouse…

Coming soon, Continuous Data Acquisition (CDA) using the NOLDUS® system across Internet 2…

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Free movement

Data acquisition Two routines or protocols can be used. The first routine uses the Behavioral Testing Facility at the UCC (located in the basic-science building). We are able to offer an integrated system for automatic recording of movement and behavior. The facility posses a sound protected cabin large enough to be used with medium size …

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Vital Parameters

Surgical Monitor Ensure Proper Depth of Anesthesia Prevent Hypoxia during Surgery Titrate Mechanical Ventilation Titrate Supplemental Oxygen Cardiopulmonary Data Recorder Record Real-Time Changes in: Arterial Oxygen Saturation Heart Rate Breath Rate Pulse Distention Breath Distention Output Analog Data Spot-Check Vital Signs Record O2 Saturation during Hypoxia During Imaging Maintain Healthy Depth of Anesthesia Assure that …

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Hanging Wire Task

The Hanging Task is a secondary screen measuring upper body strength.

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Rotorod

Purpose: The rotorod is designed to assess motor coordination, balance and equilibrium. Description: During this task a mouse is placed in a semi-enclosed chamber that contains a rod suspended at a height of 35 cm above the base of the chamber. The mouse is placed on the rod and the rotorod  accelerates gradually. Latencies for the …

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lowProfRunnWheel

Running Wheel

Low Profile Running wheel: Measure circadian rhythms with 30 second resolution while adding environmental enrichment. Quantify running levels and how they correlate with behavioral changes. Fits easily into most standard mouse ventilated rack cages. Wheel revolves on a bearing-mounted pin creating less friction and wear with smoother operation for the life of the wheel. Open …

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