Use of a force-plate actometer for detecting and quantifying vertical leaping induced by amphetamine in BALB/cJ mice, but not in C57BL/6J, DBA/2J, 129X1/SvJ, C3H/HeJ, and CD-1 mice.

@article{McKerchar2006UseOA,
  title={Use of a force-plate actometer for detecting and quantifying vertical leaping induced by amphetamine in BALB/cJ mice, but not in C57BL/6J, DBA/2J, 129X1/SvJ, C3H/HeJ, and CD-1 mice.},
  author={Todd L McKerchar and Troy J. Zarcone and Stephen J Fowler},
  journal={Journal of neuroscience methods},
  year={2006},
  volume={153 1},
  pages={48-54}
}
The force-plate actometer is a relatively new computer-based instrument with high temporal and spatial resolution that has been used to measure the behavioral effects of genetic restriction (e.g., inbred mice) and drugs (e.g., dopaminergic agonists and antagonists) on a variety of behaviors in rodents, including locomotor activity, stereotypies, tremor, and wall rearing. In the present study, the force-plate actometer was used to measure the differential effects of amphetamine-induced (10.0mg… CONTINUE READING