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Animal Models for Better Animal Health

Balancing Between Goal and Used Resources

To make animals healthy and keep them healthy, research sometimes needs to be carried out on these animals – to test whether a vaccine is sufficiently effective in practice or to determine whether sick animals recover after being given a new medicine. This kind of research for the benefit of animals is carried out using an animal model. The aim is always to improve the health of the farm animals that the
tests are conducted on. Erik van Engelen at GD Animal analyses the importance of animal models for better animal health.