Animal Behavior Core


  • Conduct reliable and validated mouse behavior tests for investigators at University of Kentucky.

  • Ensure that qualified and trained investigators have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise necessary to perform behavior tests.

  • Provide assistance in the design, implementation and analysis of behavioral experiments in mice.

For more information, please see below or our About Us page.

Tests Offered

The ABC offers validated and reliable testing of mice over a broad range of physiological and behavioral domains, including general health, cognitive, emotional, sensory, and motor function. 
For a description of services offered, please see the Behavioral Tests Offered page.

Hours & Scheduling

Standard ABC hours are M-F 8AM to 5PM. Evenings and weekends are available for all trained personnel.

To schedule a service please see

For a quote please contact


Fee Structure 

ABC alone: $65/hr. ABC staff perform the assays.

ABC + Lab: $65/hr. ABC staff assist your lab in performing assays.

Lab alone:  $27.50/hr. Trained individuals perform the assays with no ABC with no ABC staff involvement.

Additional fees may apply to cover administrative costs. (cleaning, setup, take down)