An improved method of recording rat tracks for measurement of the sciatic functional index of de Medinaceli.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The use of paper impregnated with Bromphenol blue for recording normal rat footprints is described. Because paper provides a better grip than X-ray film for the paws of the rats, the resulting tracks make manual scoring easier and more accurate. In addition, the cost of this technique is considerably lower.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lowdon, IM; Seaber, AV; Urbaniak, JR

Published Date

  • July 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 279 - 281

PubMed ID

  • 3419210

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-0270

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0165-0270(88)90173-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands