Sensory capacity of the royal college of surgeons rat.

  title={Sensory capacity of the royal college of surgeons rat.},
  author={Liane E Hetherington and Marianne Benn and Peter John Coffey and Raymond D. Lund},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  volume={41 12},
PURPOSE To apply noninvasive tests for examining visual and other sensory functions of pigmented Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) rats compared with pigmented and albino control animals. METHODS Rats aged 3 and 7 months were tested with a general neurologic examination that assessed visual, auditory, tactile, and whisker displacement responses. Photophobic responses and visual discrimination were also measured. RESULTS Dystrophic RCS rats failed the visual presentation tests, even at 3… CONTINUE READING
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