Social, repetitive, and communication behaviour testing

The Animal Behaviour and Physiology Core facility was established in 2009 and provides a state-of-the-art facility equipped to serve as a time-efficient and cost-effective service for researchers in need of mouse and rat behavioural analyses.

Our tests

Test Name 

Equipment in Core 

Species Availability 

Maximum Animals Tested Simultaneously 

Adult Social Interaction 

Mice 

Up to 2 animals tested simultaneously. 

Juvenile Social Interaction 

Mice and rats 

One animal per trial. 

Marble Burying Test 

Mice and rats 

Up to 4 animals tested simultaneously. 

Resident Intruder Test 

Mice 

Up to 2 animals tested simultaneously. 

Social Defeat Interaction 

Mice 

Up to 2 animals tested simultaneously. 

Three-Chamber Sociability Test 

Mice 

Up to 2 animals tested simultaneously. 

Ultrasonic Vocalization 

Mice and rats 

 

Up to 4 animals tested simultaneously. 

Contact us

Faculty of Medicine Animal Behaviour and Physiology Core

Room 2538, Roger Guindon Hall (RGH),
451 Smyth Road,
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8M5, Canada

Office: 613-562-5800 Ext: 8621
Manager: Kerstin Ure, PhD
Email: [email protected]