Characteristics of open field behavior of Wistar and Sprague-Dawley rats.

  • Yukiko Asano
  • Published 1986 in Jikken dobutsu. Experimental animals


The open field test (OFT) was carried out on Wistar and Sprague-Dawley rats between the ages of 3 to 20 weeks. At that time, the behavior of each naive rat was observed for two 3-minute periods separated by an interval of 24 h (Day). The OFT scores varied depending on the day and the age. Comparatively higher activity was observed in the extent of… (More)


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