Forced swim test

Porsolt test - behavioural despair test

Rodents are placed in  transparent beaker tank that is filled with water and their escape related mobility behavior is measured.

The forced swim test requires minimal specialized equipment.

Videotrack software can easily automate this test. Instead of tracking the animal position, this module analyses the global activity of the animal and classify it, into 3 types of movement:

  • inactivity
  • swimming
  • Bursting
  • It can also detect epochs with intensive and uninterrupted burst.
  • FST with back infrared lightActivity levels are display


  • Special Addon:

           - Ask for an automatic pump to fulfill and empty beaker.

           - Use Ir 500 to get the best detection and increase you accurary level.







VideoTrack FST