Abdullah bin Rabee Al Wa'eli, Director of the Animal Research
Centre in Bahla, said: "The genetic improvement programme of the local Omani sheep and goat dynasty began some 10 years ago in the centre in wadi Qurayat, with the aim of increasing the number of births produced per mother during the birth season or so-called vertical expansion in animal offspring." Al Wa'eli added that the centre used the selective breeding programme, using new methods of the animals' breeding and offspring.
It covered a range of issues related to animal research
such as national and international laws and policies, ethics, occupational health and safety, zoonotic diseases, and rodent housing and husbandry.
Chris Magee Understanding Animal Research
, Farringdon Lane, London
With this editorial, EHP joins the growing list of journals that endorse the ARRIVE guidelines for animal research
. We encourage authors to review these guidelines when designing their studies and to use them in writing papers for submission to EHP.
The report, titled Animal Research
Ethics: Evolving Views and Practices, was headed up by the Hastings Center's Thomas Murray, Susan Gilbert, and Gregory Kaebnick, says Charles L.
We must utilise this opportunity to be more forthright about the fact that without animal research
, the bio-pharmaceutical sector cannot continue to innovate new treatments.
Successful in getting CCTV cameras installed in slaughterhouses, they have now been inspired to put animal research
labs under similar scrutiny.
in a global environment; meeting the challenges; proceedings of the November 2008 international workshop.
"As public outcry against the use of animals in research and testing grows, state legislators are being asked to take a more active role in regulating animal research
within their states."
They also viewed laboratories and animal research
administration affiliated to the Directorate General of Veterinary Services during which they familiarized themselves with veterinary services rendered by laboratories and their modern devices.
has contributed hugely to physiological medical research in virtually every field."
In total 66, charities were identified that used public donations to fund animal research
. However, the four named charities were singled out as organisations of "some standing and authority".
College-level collections strong in animal research
will find this a 'must': it provides a solid guide covering the handling and obligations of specialists, covering non-invasive and invasive methods of research as well as environments.
At a time when there is increasing public awareness and growing concern surrounding animal research
it is discouraging not to see a downward trend."
This volume outlines essential information for conducting work in animal research
, for those new to the field, including graduate students, animal technicians, and researchers.