Accession Number:

AD0642772

Title:

CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF AN INEXPENSIVE SMALL-ANIMAL TREADMILL.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Nov 65-Apr 66,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE MEDICAL LAB (CLINICAL) LACKLAND AFB TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The design and construction of a 10-rat exercising treadmill is presented. Minimal shop facilities are required, and the cost does not exceed 200. An electric fence charger is used as a stimulus to induce the animals to keep running. The treadmill has been used to study the effect of exercise on the tissue level of rats exercised twice a day for 30 minute periods. The small-animal exerciser was used for 30 days without mechanical failure. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE