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Use of analgesics in experiments

Martin Sager
Universitätsklinikum, Düsseldorf, Germany
Refinement in animal experiments means to diminish pain, suffering and harm. The use of analgesics in experiments is applied refinement and an essential part of good veterinary care. It was the task of this report to give a comprehensive overview about the topic of pain treatment in laboratory animals. This report is based to the manual of the working group for anaesthesia and analgesia of the German Society for Laboratory Animal Science (GVSOLAS) published in the year 2002. By the extent of this report it is only possible to give proposals by example for pain relief in different species used in the diverse kinds of experiments.

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