Animals in Research: Advancing Human and Animal Health
featuring Paula Clifford, MLA, CVT, RLATG
Did you know?
~Animal research has led to elimination of polio, smallpox, rabies and measles as U.S. public health threats; new diagnostic tests for early treatment (cancer, heart disease); and effective treatments for serious illnesses (diabetes, leukemia, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease).
~Animal research benefits animals. Dog and cat longevity and health are enhanced by medicines and vaccines. Research contributes to farm animal welfare and techniques to save endangered species.
~ Nearly all research animals are rodents, fish or reptiles. Dogs, cats, and non-human primates account together for less than one percent of total research animals.