HK. Animal Testing in Medical Research. History Medical research Use of animals in research Today How it helps us Different animals used Why we use animals in research Can it be justified, why is it wrong Pros/cons Alternatives Regulations Future Outlook . Table of contents.
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Animal Testing in Medical Research
kidney transplants-(dogs and pigs)
Replacement heart valves
Hip replacement surgery
Heart bypass operations
Drugs to treat mental illness
Drugs to treat stomach ulcers, asthma and leukemia-(mice)
Drugs to control transplant rejection-(Mice)
Life support systems for premature babies
Cloning of Dolly
The (HIM) model
Rodents are small in size, easy to
handle, relatively inexpensive to buy and keep, and produce
many offspring in a short period of time.
However, rodents may not always be the best animal model
to use in certain experiments. In these cases, dogs, cats, rabbits,
sheep, pigs, fish, frogs, birds, nonhuman primates, or other kinds
of animals may be used. All of these animals together make up
less than 10% of the animals used in research.