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Australian code of practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes submission

ID: 
18
Personal Details
First Name: 
Russell
Last Name: 
Brown
E. Submission
Types: 
Online Written Submission
Written Submission: 
Comment on specific Sections, clauses or sentences of draft revised Code of Practice
Select if you wish to provide comment on specific Section, clauses or sentences within the draft revised Code of Practice.
Comment on specific Sections, clauses or sentences of the draft revised Code of Practice
Specific Comments: 
Section 5-Introductory paragraphs

1. From a financial aspect, having a veterinarian carry out surgeries would be too costly. 

2. Researchers performing in vivo experiments are highly trained in anaesthetising and performing intricate surgery on a wide variety of animals. Furthermore, prior to any animal experiments, the local ethics committee must approve all procedures. Ethics Approval also takes into account the skill level of the researcher carrying out the work. To train someone else (a veterinarian) to perform these would be too costly in both time and again financially.

Page reviewed: 1 March, 2013