Deficits in spontaneous burrowing behavior in the rat bilateral monosodium iodoacetate model of osteoarthritis: an objective measure of pain-related behavior and analgesic efficacy.
To characterize deficits in burrowing behavior - an ethologically-relevant rodent behavior - in the monosodium iodoacetate (MIA) rat model of osteoarthritis (OA), and the sensitivity of these deficits to reversal by analgesic drugs of both prototypical and novel mechanisms of action. A second objective was to compare the burrowing assay to a spontaneous locomotor activity (sLA) assay.
2015.Osteoarthr. Cartil., 23(9):1605-12.