Brianna N Gaskill
Affiliation: Charles River Laboratories
- Impact of nesting material on mouse body temperature and physiologyBrianna N Gaskill
Animal Behavior and Well Being Group, Department of Animal Science, Purdue University, 915 W State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Physiol Behav 110:87-95. 2013....
- Heat or insulation: behavioral titration of mouse preference for warmth or access to a nestBrianna N Gaskill
Department of Animal Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
PLoS ONE 7:e32799. 2012..Our results suggest that under normal laboratory temperatures, mice should be provided with no less than 6 grams of nesting material, but up to 10 grams may be needed to alleviate thermal distress under typical temperatures...
- Energy reallocation to breeding performance through improved nest building in laboratory miceBrianna N Gaskill
Department of Animal Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America Charles River, Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States of America
PLoS ONE 8:e74153. 2013..Thus, the sparing of energy for thermoregulation of mice given additional nesting material may have been responsible for the improved breeding and growth of offspring...
- Little and often? Maintaining continued performance in an automated T-maze for miceBrianna N Gaskill
Animal Behavior and Well Being Group, Department of Animal Science, Purdue University, 915 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Behav Processes 86:272-8. 2011..Session length/interval did not affect any outcome. We conclude that an automated maze, with suitable reward sizes, can sustain performance with low variability, at 5-10 times faster than traditional methods...
- Home improvement: C57BL/6J mice given more naturalistic nesting materials build better nestsSarah E Hess
Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 47:25-31. 2008..These results suggest that C57BL/6J mice given appropriate nesting materials can build nests similar to those built by their wild counterparts...
- An automated maze task for assessing hippocampus-sensitive memory in miceElsa Y Pioli
Lilly Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Eli Lilly and Co Ltd, Erl Wood Manor, Windlesham, Surrey, UK Animal Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Behav Brain Res 261:249-57. 2014..Furthermore, automation potentially allows for greater experimental throughput and hence suitability for use in assessment of cognitive function in drug discovery. ..