The Treadmill is a popular test to assess motor function, neuromuscular function, and fatigue in mice. Mice are motivated to run on a motorized treadmill equipped with a grid providing a mild stimulation. Based on the rotation speed over time and the time spent on the Treadmill, the total distance travelled can be calculated. This gives an indication of motor function, muscle performance, and endurance of the mouse. This test is for instance relevant in studies investigating treatments that putatively prevent loss endurance, muscle performance of general fitness in aging mice.
The treadmill test is highly relevant for studies investigating the improvement of motor function, muscle performance, endurance as well as general fitness.
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