The IITC Rotarod Test is used to assess the effect of drugs on the motor coordination or fatigue resistance on mice and rats using one unit in a safe and humane way. The animals are placed on textured drums to avoid slipping. When an animal drops onto the individual sensing platforms below, test results are recorded digitally and displayed on the front panel.
IITC’s Rotarod Test has the capabilities of having up to five mice or rats tested at a time standard.
The user can select from one to five lanes to be included in an experiment. For mice experiments 1¼ inch diameter drums are supplied and for rat experiments 3¾ inch diameter drums are supplied. All that is needed is a standard phillips screwdriver to change the drums, no other tool required.
The LED display shows all test results for each animal position; they are: Stopping RPM, length of test and distance traveled.