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What were the intentions of the Animal welfare law?

  • Acceptable ethical for the public opinion
  • Purpose of the study weights hihger than suffering
  • number of animals kept to a minimum
  • alternatives when practicably available
  • prevent unnecessary pain or distress
  • educated people working with animals

2

What is the new directive in Sweden?

L150, includes law, ordinance and regulations and recommendatins

3

What is the aim of the new EU directive from 2010?

Aims at harmonizing national provisions covering the welfare of laboratory animals

4

What are the duties of the Swedish board of Agriculture when it comes to laboratory animals?

  • provisions on breeding, housing and use of experimental animals
  • issues permssions for
    • genearl for an institution to perform animal studies
    • breeding
    • working with genetically modified animals
    • import and export of animals and tissues
  • approve facilites
  • appoint members in ethics committees
  • statistics on the use of experimental animals

5

Important paragraphs of the animal welfare act

  • 1§ The law applies to domestic animals, experimental animals and animals kept in captivity. Definition of animal experiment
  • 2§ Animals should be well-treated and protected from unnecessary suffering and illnesses
  • 19§ Conditions that must be fulfilled to allow animal experiments (3R-principle, purpose bred animals). Permission to use, breed or hous experimental animals

6

What is absolutely necessary in order to perfom animal experiments at an institution?

  • permit holder (1 for UU)
  • approved supervisor
  • responsible veterinarian (or expert)
  • sufficient and educated personnel
  • animal-welfare body

7

The responsibilities of the licence/permit holder

  • competence of personnel
  • documentation of competence
  • veterinarian(s) and supervisor(s) have all the power they need

8

Responsibilites of the approved supervisor

  • animal experiments and animal welfare
  • administrative responsibility for
    • husbandry
    • equipment
    • ID-marking
    • record keeping
    • supervison
    • statistics
  • purpose breeding
  • planning & designing of experiments
  • correctness of ethical applications

9

Responsibilities of the veterinarian

  • animal welfare
  • advice
  • supervision in experiments with severe pain
  • planning and guidelines of/for
    • disease prevention and health monitoring
    • anaesthesia etc
    • environmetal enrichment
    • hygiene
    • assessment of animal welfare

10

Responsibilities of the project leader

  • see that all experiments are performed according to ethical permission
  • consult veterinarian
  • personnel must have access to ethical application
  • written instruction for humane and experimental endpoints
  • how animal's suffering shall be assessed
  • how animals are supervised during experiment
  • prevent and stopp unnecessary suffering