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Paw-Dragging: a Novel, Sensitive Analysis of the Mouse Cylinder Test

Article DOI: 10.3791/52701
April 29th, 2015


Summary April 29th, 2015

Classical forelimb asymmetry analysis of the cylinder test is routinely used to assess behavioural deficits in rats following brain injury or stroke; however, it fails to detect consistent deficits in mice. This study demonstrates that quantifying paw-dragging behaviour is a more sensitive analysis of brain injury in mice.

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