Animal researchfor understanding animal diseases Presented by: Inga Kivimeister
Introduction Main body Conclusion References
Introduction Animal research directed to elucidating many of the problems of the causation, prevention and relief of various diseases in animals, many of which are also transmissible to humans.
Pain and suffering Enormous benefits are made available to animals by the methods of experimental research so that much pain and suffering are prevented or relieved. These results could never have been obtained without the help of experi-mental research. Such advantages are especially outstanding in the fields of preventive medicine with the development of sera and vaccines.
Redwater The disease redwater in cattle used to take a tremendous toll of life in most tropical countries. It is due to parasites (Babesia bigeminum) which invade and destroy huge numbers of red corpuscles—up to 75 per cent of them in bad cases—and which are inoculated by ticks of several types. By the use of an agent (trypanblue) discovered by experiments on animals this loss and the attendant suffering sustained by the victims can now be reduced to almost insignificant numbers. In some countries the disease has been almost exterminated by repeated dipping as a means of tick control.
Animal research Animal research is the only way to find effective and harmless way to deal with illnesses and disease. Key to save millions of animal and human lives
Conclusion It is very important to understand that success in today’s medicine is achieved because of animal research. It is achieved with high price – lives of animals on whom researches were made. It is very important to remember that and find alternative ways to research illnesses and disease.