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Digging and marble burying in mice: simple methods for in vivo identification of biological impacts.

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Mice exhibit various species-typical behaviors such as digging and burrowing. They dig in the ground to find food, to hoard food, to create a refuge from predators or cold and to make a safe nursery area for the young. In the laboratory, mice dig vigorously in deep bedding such as wood chips. This behavior is sensitive to strain differences and drugs. For example, the effects of anxiolytics and 5-HT-active compounds, including those used clinically for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), can...

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10.1038/nprot.2006.20

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
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Volume:
1
Issue:
1
Pages:
122-124
Publication date:
2006-01-01
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EISSN:
1750-2799
ISSN:
1754-2189
Language:
English
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pubs:17866
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uuid:6401e0f1-99af-4075-811d-72f9a4193972
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pubs:17866
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17866
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2013-02-20

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