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TS0806
Beam Walking or Beam Balance Test

Fine motor coordination can be assessed by using a beam walking or beam balance test. This test essentially examines the ability of the animal to remain upright and to walk on an elevated and relatively narrow beam. Unilateral brain injury tend to induce a hemiparesis-like effect which can cause the rodent to slip to one side, usually that which is contralateral to the injury site.



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Cat.number Price In stock
TS0806-R Beam walking test for rats 8801Add to the order
TS0806-M Beam walking test for mice 580Add to the order
TS0806-1 Wall mirror for beam walking test 401Add to the order

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Material

Beams are made of grey PVC. Beam is fixed on two height adjustable tripods.

Dimensions

  rats mice
overall beam lenght 165 cm ( 65" ) 80 cm ( 31 1/2" )
upper beam width 6 - 1.5 cm 2 - 0.5 cm
lower beam width 10 - 5.5 cm ( 4 - 2 1/8" ) 4 - 2.2 cm
upper beam height 2 cm ( 3/4" ) 2 cm ( 3/4" )

Key features

The lower beam is detachable.

Upper beam has bright marks every 5cm ( 2" ) on its sides for convenient estimation of animal position.

At the narrow end of the beams the dark box can be attached.

Components included

TS0806-R: Wide beam, narrow beam, supporting beam (beams may be assembled), dark chamber, two tripods, 2.5mm hex key, Technical description and warranty card

TS0806-M: Wide beam, narrow beam, supporting beam (beams may be assembled), dark chamber, two tripods, 2.5mm hex key, Technical description and warranty card

TS0806-1: Plastic mirror, Technical description and warranty card

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1. Attach the base of the beam to the two tripods.
2. Adjust the height of tripods to make the beam horizontal.
3. Attach the beams (either one or both, depending on your protocol) to the base.
4. Attach the dark chamber to the bracket. Attach the bracket to the base (only if the protocol requires the dark chamber at the narrow end of the beam).
 
 

Experiment video

How to cite

beam walking (OpenScience, Russia) или Wall mirror for beam walking test (НПК Открытая Наука, Россия)

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