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The Behavior of the Laboratory RatA Handbook with Tests$
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Ian Q. Whishaw and Bryan Kolb

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195162851

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.001.0001

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Infancy

Infancy

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(p.266) 25 Infancy
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The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat
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Jeffrey R. Alberts

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0025

This chapter presents brief overviews of the growth of the Norway rat pup and differentiation of behavioral systems. There follows a kind of “ethogram” of early postnatal behavior in Rattus norvegicus, intended to put into a more natural context some of the processes of sensory and motor development, with an emphasis on information that can be used for designing and interpreting tests with immature rats.

Keywords:   laboratory rats, Norway rat pup, Rattus norvegicus, sensory development, motor development

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