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Title:  A KAP STUDY ABOUT ANIMAL RESEARCH ETHICS IN RESEARCH CENTERS OF TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Type: POSTER
Author(s): MOBASHER M.,GHASEMZADEH N.,BATHAEI F.A.S.,ARAMESH K.,DEHPOUR A.R.,ARDESHIR LARIJANI MOHAMMAD BAGHER
 
 
 
Name of Seminar: IRANIAN CONGRESS OF PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY
Type of Seminar:  CONGRESS
Sponsor:  PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY SOCIETY, MASHHAD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
Date:  2007Volume 18
 
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Using laboratory animals in biomedical researches has provided an important progress in scientific and medical aspects. The researchers should be concerned about animal legal rights and award of the ethical animal research.
Methods: 11 research centers in Tehran University of medical sciences were evaluated considering housing, feeding, care and use of the laboratory animals as well as the knowledge, attitude and practice of researchers and animal care givers.
Results: 29 researchers and 10 personnel evolved in animal care were interviewed. Most of the researchers had the high score of knowledge, attitude and practice in choosing the adequate species and numbers of the animals to obtain valid results also knowing the signs of stress and pain in them, but they had poor knowledge about animals’ appropriate environmental conditions, breeding, breast feeding, euthanasia and emit of animal body’s. There was a significant relation between score of knowledge and attitude of the researchers (p-value=0.002). 60% of animal care givers didn’t know human killing methods of animal, preventing methods of transmission of zeonosis. 50%  of animal care givers didn’t know about emit of animal body’s but 80% of them used one of methods for that. There were correlation between of knowledge and attitude score of these persones (p-value=0.007) and between attitude and practice score of them (P-value=0.009). Their room or cage condition, food, water and cage sanitation were at a standard condition.
Conclusion: It seems that general procedure including standardization of their room, speciality control of environmental condition and providing the capability of emitting of animal body’s should be applied by animal care providers. Also for safe care and use of the laboratory animals it is necessary to provide appropriate training for the research staffs and animal care givers.

 
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