Gait analysis in the rat as a model for the study of peripheral vascular disease

@article{Rochester1994GaitAI,
  title={Gait analysis in the rat as a model for the study of peripheral vascular disease},
  author={J. R. Rochester and K. A. Clarke},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={1994},
  volume={55},
  pages={723-726}
}
A number of problems are associated with investigation of the pathophysiology of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) in humans and unilateral ligation of the common iliac artery in the rat has been extensively used as an experimental model of PVD. However, techniques so far applied to monitor the effects of PVD on muscular function are invasive and difficult to relate to natural locomotion. The present study aimed to investigate gait during spontaneous, unforced locomotion in the animal model. No… CONTINUE READING
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