Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill.

Abstract

Mice have become the most widely used animals in biomedical research. Often, this research involves surgical experimentation resulting in post-operative pain and distress for the mouse. Our objective was to develop a behavioral model that explored post-operative pain through examining different typical mouse behaviors in control mice groups and surgical mice groups. The model showed statistical significance between the animals giving a valid model for future research into analgesic agents to minimize pain.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Major

Biology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Program

Biology and Biotechnology

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