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Rodent Behavioral Tests

A short description and basic guidelines for each behavioral test may be found by clicking on the name of the test located in the menu on the left hand side of this page. PI's may use this information to assist them in completing their IACUC protocol and for guidance in planning their experimental procedures. Descriptions and guidelines for additional tests will be added periodically.

Each test description includes the following:

  • A short summary of the purpose of the test.
  • The species commonly used in the test.
  • Aspects of the test equipment and/or procedures that the PI must consider and provide detailed information about in their IACUC protocol.
  • USDA category of the test
  • Alternative tests with similar objectives
  • References that may be consulted for further information