LBI Trauma

Evaluation of functional recovery in rodent models

At the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology (LBI Trauma), researchers use CatWalk XT gait analysis system to evaluate functional recovery in rat models of peripheral nerve injury and spinal cord contusion injury.

In the video, they explain what they found to be the most important factors to pay attention to when planning to use CatWalk XT for your research - from training the animals, to software and hardware adjustments. 

  JoVE - evaluation of functional recovery rodents  

Reference: JoVE (Automated Gait Analysis to Assess Functional Recovery in Rodents with Peripheral Nerve or Spinal Cord Contusion Injury)


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CatWalk XT is a great substitute for the old fashion footprint test. It is a quick throughput system, easy to use, and with no operator bias during the acquisition phase.

P. D'Adamo I San Raffaele Scientific Institute|Milan, Italy


If you are interested in knowing more about different models of peripheral nerve injury that can be studied with CatWalk XT and essential prerequisites for adequate data acquisition, you can take a look at a recording of a free webinar, where Dr. Johannes Heinzel explains all about it.

You can also request for more information or a free demo to get to know CatWalk XT system better and discuss with our scientific consultant about your research plans and wishes.


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