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Dr.Vasantha Muthuswamy Senior Deputy Director General(retd.) ICMR, New Delhi Now at Chennai vmuthuswamy@hotmail.com

PURPOSE OF USE OF ANIMALS
 1.Fundamental biological & biomedical research  2.Developing new treatment for diseases  3.Safety testing of chemicals & drugs  4.Developing new diagnostics  5.Preparation of animal products  6.Biology & Medical education

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EXTENT OF USE OF ANIMALS
 Biomedical research------------------- 40%  Drug testing ---------------------------- 26%  Product safety testing ----------------- 20%  Teaching ------------------------------- Others ----------------------------------- Animal products


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Sera, vaccine, Immuno diagnostics, drugs

 Space research, Testing of arms/ammunitions

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The Importance of Animals in Biomedical Research

" irtually every major medical advance for both humans and animals has been achieved through biomedical research using animal models to study and find a cure for a disease and through animal testing to prove the safety and efficacy of a new treatment.”
C. Everett Koop, M.D Former U.S. Surgeon General

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Without animal research

 Most of the nation’s one million insulin-dependent diabetics would be dead.  More than 60 million would risk death from heart attacks, strokes or kidney failure – because there would be no medicine to combat high blood pressure.  Chemotherapy wouldn’t exist – and couldn’t save 70 percent of children who now survive acute lymphocytic leukemia.  People disabled by strokes or spinal cord injuries could not benefit from rehabilitation techniques.  More than 1 million would be blind in at least one eye – there would be no surgery to correct cataracts.  Newborns who develop jaundice each year would contract cerebral palsy, now preventable through...

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