RESEARCH

Laboratory Animal Medicine

Research Summary

Laboratory animals are distinguished from other animals by their intended use in research, teaching, or testing.  And, animal experiments are one of necessary approaches to studying how human and animal bodies work in health and illness and for testing medicines and chemicals.  However, it is necessary to consider not only the principles of the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) but also the animal welfare.  Laboratory animal medicine means the research on health and medical and welfare improvement of animals used in experiments.