Published: 2019-02-23

How the loss in academics and research occurs by stopping animal experimentation in medical curriculum

Garima Adhaulia, Shireen Barua, Divya Singh, Suchi Jain, Sayed Shakita Fatima, Sanjay Kumar, Amod K. Sachan, Rakesh K. Dixit


Use of animals in experimentation and research has always been a topic of great debate. Some express their strong support while others are against animal research practices and want their complete abolition.1 At present, there is a pill for every ill. Rapid advancement in the field of science and technology contributed in discovering cure and medications even for the rarest of the rare diseases. Most of the present day discoveries in medical science lay their foundation on animal experimentation. The use of drugs in clinical practice have been possible only after going through successful animal studies for safety, efficacy and toxicity.


Animal experimentation, Animal research, Alternative methods, Medical science

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