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Behavioral Core Testing > Anti-Depression and Anxiety > Forced Swim

MOUSE FORCED SWIM TEST

Model HFS2000

Mouse Forced Swim Test
 
   
 

DETAILS

This newly designed system uses the Behavior Core Interface Chassis and MotorMonitor II™ Software to capture swimming activity and readily demonstrates when the animal begins to give up its attempt for escape. The software makes an easy task of reduction and exporting an entire study into one .csv file. This file is then used for quick transfer into a spreadsheet or other statistical program. This fully validated system produces accurate and reliable data.

Animals are placed in the tank typically for 15 minutes and monitored for when they reach a despair condition. This condition is indicated by the lack of any attempt by the animal to swim, climb or dive in the tank. This typically occurs after 10 minutes on the first day. On the second day, the animal is tested for a 5 minutes session. The animals tend to give up at around 2 minutes, thus demonstrating the learned helplessness model of depression.

FEATURES

  • Windows XP Professional or Windows 7 Platform
  • 8 Infrared PhotoBeams (4x/4y)
  • Individual Start Button at each Station
  • Automatic 4 Level Diagnostics
  • 32 Maximum Stations
  • Single RS232 Serial Port Computer Interface
  • User Definable Zones - not factory Restricted
  • Post Processing Analysis
  • Session Templates
  • Individual Runtime clocks for each station
  • User Selectable output measures
  • Optional Advanced Graphics Comparators
    • HotSpots, Playback, and OverTime

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Tube Depth: 12 inches (30.48 cm)
  • Tube Inside Diameter: 4 inches (10.16 cm)
  • Overall Height: 17.3 inches (43.94 cm)
  • Base: 10 x 10 inches (25.4 cm)
  • Drain Size: 0.75 inches (19 mm)
  • Photobeams: 4X by 4Y by 2 Levels

ACCESSORIES

REQUIRED ACCESSORIES

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Behavioral System Core Interface
Model HBSC100

This all purpose RS232 PC compatible interface supports a full range of up to 8 behavioral test stations.

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Motor Monitor II Application Software
Model H2050-0024

Use this software application with the HBSC100 Interface and appropriate test stations for all photo beam based activity monitoring.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

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MotorMonitor Graphic Options
Model H2050-0006

Use one or all three useful graphics applications to better visualize MotorMonitor photo beam data.

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Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111
info@lafayetteinstrument.com

 

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CONTACT US

Lafayette Instrument Company
3700 Sagamore Pkwy N
Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111

info@lafayetteinstrument.com

Copyright © 2009 - 2017 Lafayette Instrument Company. All Rights Reserved.