Guidelines for the use and reuse of animals for teaching within veterinary medical education programs

Cavalieri, John, Dowling, Bradley, Foyle, Leo, Godfrey, Craig, Lloyd, Janice, Penny, Josephine, Tranter, William, Watts, Sally, Wearn, Jamie, and Willis, Graham (2023) Guidelines for the use and reuse of animals for teaching within veterinary medical education programs. Clinical Theriogenology, 15. pp. 29-37.

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Use and reuse of animals for educational purposes could adversely affect animal welfare. Guidelines for quantifying, monitoring and planning the use and reuse of animals have been developed. Within this framework animals are assigned points for usage, with more points being allocated to procedures that may have a greater adverse effect on animal welfare. Usage of individual animals is limited to a maximum of 8 points in a calendar week, 24 points in a month or 60 points within a 16-week study period and any associated examination period. Advantages and disadvantages of the system are discussed while modification is expected as knowledge emerges on the impact of procedures on animal welfare.

Item ID: 73014
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2154-3968
Copyright Information: © 2023 The Author(s). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (, permitting all non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2023 01:03
FoR Codes: 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3009 Veterinary sciences > 300999 Veterinary sciences not elsewhere classified @ 33%
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390199 Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 33%
30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3003 Animal production > 300306 Animal welfare @ 34%
SEO Codes: 10 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 1099 Other animal production and animal primary products > 109902 Animal welfare @ 50%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160399 Teaching and curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 25%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280101 Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences @ 25%
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