December 19, 2012

Is There a Better Way to Euthanize Lab Rats?

Daniel Cressey, Nature News


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One particularly fraught challenge for animal research is finding humane ways to kill the vast numbers of rodents that are used in experiments every year. Now, a Vancouver-based team of researchers seems to have solid evidence that using anaesthetic gas is preferable to established methods that use carbon dioxide.

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TAGGED: Bioethics, Anesthesia, Rats, Euthanasia

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