Rotarod module

The Rotarod module (06RT) is used to test motor coordination. A Rotarod-equiped SmartCage is controlled by a program (provided with the instrument) that automatically starts when the subject animal is placed on the rod. This initiates recording of the latency experienced by the subject in falling from the rod.

Daily rotarod training over 3 - 4 days usually reaches a performance plateau, at which point the drug test can be conducted to record differences before and after the drug treatment.