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  • The effects of bedding materials on learning and memory performance and texture preference in rats.

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    Author(s) : Abbasnejad, M.Kooshki, R.Esmaeili-Mahani, S.Tajabadi, A.Naderi, R.

    Author Affiliation : Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.

    Author Email : Kooshki.r@lu.ac.ir

    Journal article : Iranian Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology 2020 Vol.12 No.1 pp.55-62 ref.34

    Abstract : The present study was designed to investigate the effect of different available bedding materials on learning and memorymemorySubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    performance, bedding texturetextureSubject Category: Properties
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    preference as well as intra-cage ammoniaammoniaSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    concentration in ratsratsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    . The animals were housed on different bedding types for two weeks. Bedding materials were produced in the same sizes from poplar, walnut, pistachio, apricot, almond woods and alfalfaalfalfaSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    alfalfaSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    steamsteamSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    and live. Spatial and passive avoidance learning and memory were assessed by Morris water maze (MWM) and shuttle box tasks. A modifying six-arm radial maze was used to assess bedding texture preference by rats. For each bedding groups, average ammonia level (ppm) over a week was calculated. The data indicated that the rats that had walnut and almond chips show better learning and memory performance in both MWM and shuttle box tests than other groups. The weakest learning and memory performances were observed in rats exposed to alfalfa bedding. In texture preference test, the rats spent more time in walnut and almond arms, and less time in alfalfa. Besides, the total water and food intake as well as the number of visit to alfalfa arm were decreased as compared to other arms. Moreover, in alfalfa bedding cage, average intra-cage ammonia level was utmost. Overall, current bedding materials may contain diverse biochemically effective compounds or individual micro edges which alter learning and memory performances of rats.

    ISSN : 2008-465X

    DOI : 10.22067/veterinary.v12i1.86943

    Record Number : 20203434949

    Publisher : Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

    Location of publication : Mashhad

    Country of publication : Iran

    Language of text : English

    Language of summary : Persian

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