CZAAWE Resource Article

A balance device for the analysis of behavioural patterns of the mouse
Publication Type 
Journal Article
Year of publication 
1998
Publication/Journal 
Animal Welfare
Abstract 
A device for analysing mouse behaviour which is based on recording the movements of the animal in a balance test cage has been developed. The amplitude patterns provoked by the movements of the animal correlate with behavioural patterns. The system not only allows differentiation between five behavioural categories: resting, grooming, eating, locomotion and climbing - but also indicates the location of the animal in its cage. Upon validation, the system has proven to be a reliable and time-saving device for the non-invasive recording of behavioural patterns in the mouse