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Title: Laboratory animal: biological reagent or living being?
Authors: Cardoso, Célia Virginia Pereira
Almeida, Antonio Eugenio Castro Cardoso de
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Criação de Animais de Laboratório. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Nacional de Controle de Qualidade em Saúde. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Abstract: The duties of humans toward non-human animals and their rights in society have been debated for a long time. However, adiscussion on the terminology used for the identification of laboratory animals is usually not considered, although theemployment of inadequate terminology may generate disastrous consequences for the animals before, during, and after theexperiment. This study intends to defend the use of appropriate terminology, call attention to an unethical attitude of certainprofessionals when dealing with experimental animals, and also propose operational mechanisms, which allow for thosedistortions to be corrected.
Keywords: Ethics
Laboratory animal
Animal experimentation
keywords: Ética
Animais de Laboratório
Experimentação Animal
DeCS: Experimentação Animal
Animais de Laboratório
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica
Citation: CARDOSO, C. V. P.; ALMEIDA, A. E. C. C. Laboratory animal: biological reagent or living being? Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Ribeirão Preto, v. 47, n. 1, p. 19-23, Jan. 2014.
DOI: 10.1590/1414-431X20133365
ISSN: 1414-431X
Copyright: open access
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INCQS - Artigos de Periódicos

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