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The Animal Welfare Act regulates how animals are treated in the laboratory and provides rules on housing, feeding and pain regulation.

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Without the contributions of mice, rats, rabbits, dogs, cats, and a variety of other animal species, many diseases would remain unsolvable puzzles. Thanks to these animals, however, both humans and animals are free from many diseases that once plagued the world. Hope for more cures and treatments continue as animal research progresses.




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Why use animals at all?
There are striking similarities between the physiological systems of humans and various species of animals. Much of what we know about the immune system has come from studies with mice. Research on dogs has provided a great deal of information about the cardiovascular system. more...