Using animals in research and testing

“Blue sky to deep water: the reality and the promise” is the title of the annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART) taking place in Auckland 29 June to 1 July 2008. 19 speakers and approximately 80 attendees are expected at the conference.

The conference will address issues such as: Doing animal experimentation in a national organisation with regional responsibilities under state legislation; Animal welfare needs in a biotherapies environment; Using zebrafish in human disease research: some advantages, disadvantages and ethical considerations; The benefits of using sheep to model human brain disease; A brief but practical summary of ethics; The artificial incubation of wild laid kiwi eggs”a conservation tool; Animal behaviour research for conservation: observation, manipulation, and experimentation in studying wild organisms.

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