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The Nest Building Test in Mice for Assessment of General Well-Being

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This chapter presents a method for assessing general behavior, well-being, and sensorimotor gating. A detailed protocol is given for assessment of nest building performance in female mice using a strict scoring system. The test can be used for assessing moods and behaviors associated with psychiatric disorders such as depression and schizophrenia. It can also be useful for testing movement disorders such as Parkinson disease.

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  • Nest building
  • Mouse
  • Behavioral disorder
  • Mood
  • Movement disorder
  • Sensorimotor gating

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Kraeuter, AK., Guest, P.C., Sarnyai, Z. (2019). The Nest Building Test in Mice for Assessment of General Well-Being. In: Guest, P. (eds) Pre-Clinical Models. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1916. Humana Press, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-8994-2_7

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