position statement animal research

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2015 - Use of Animals in Research

08 May 2015 publication

Research using animals is required to understand how microbes cause disease in human and animal hosts, how hosts respond to infection and the relationship between host microbiomes and health. Such research has been, and continues to be, vital for protecting human and animal health through the discovery and development of safe and effective vaccines, antibiotics and drugs. Through contributing to improved livestock health, research using animals also benefits society through helping to secure food production and the economic impact of agriculture.


Policy Officer, Microbiology Society.