BEAM BALANCE TEST

for Motor Coordination and Balance in Rodents

Description
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How to order

Description

The beam balance test (or beam walking assay) is used to assess fine motor coordination and balance in rodents, especially in experimental models associated with an alteration of the motor skills (brain injury, genetic manipulations, and/or pharmacological treatments…).

The goal of this test is for the subject to stay upright and walk across an elevated narrow beam to a safe box/platform. This test usually takes several consecutive days of test: some days of training and 1 day of testing. Performance on the beam is quantified by measuring the time it takes for the subject to cross the beam and the number of paw slips that occur in the process.

This task is particularly useful for detecting subtle deficits in motor skills and balance that may not be detected by other motor tests, such as the Rotarod.

The Panlab beam balance test is composed of:

  • A goal box (15 cm wide, 22 cm deep, 18 cm high)
  • 2 tripods - adjustable height from 50 to 130 cm and with built-in level to check horizontality
  • 4 ledge tapered beams (120 cm long) with following width dimensions:
    • 0.5 cm upper beam width on 2.2 cm bottom beam width
    • 2 cm upper beam width on 4 cm bottom beam width
    • 1.5 cm upper beam width on 5.5 cm bottom beam width
    • 6 cm upper beam width on 10 cm bottom beam width

The beam can be horizontal or the tripods height can be adjusted to make a slope.

The goal box and beams are easy to remove/assemble using manual screws below the beam.

 

Specs

Goal Box 15 cm wide, 22 cm deep, 18 cm high
Tripod adjustable height from 50 to 130 cm and with built-in level to check horizontality
Ledge tapered beams number 4 beams, 120 cm long
Ledge tapered beams dimensions

0.5 cm upper beam width on 2.2 cm bottom beam width

2 cm upper beam width on 4 cm bottom beam width

1.5 cm upper beam width on 5.5 cm bottom beam width

6 cm upper beam width on 10 cm bottom beam width

How to order

BEAM BALANCE TEST

Order #

Model

Product

76-1116

LE782CN

Beam Balance Test for Rodents

 

OPTION

Order #

Model

Product

76-0931

LE782

Beam Balance Catch Net

 

How to order

Please contact our local delegates or contact us directly for receiving a quote.

 

Key features

  • Adjustable tripod height/slope
  • 4 ledge tapered beams
 
 
 
 
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