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The problem of pain

Larry Carbone

in What Animals Want

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195161960
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790067 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161960.003.0007
 The problem of pain

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Pain management might be seen as the expertise of veterinarians, but within the laboratories it is part of research methodology — the scientists' autonomous domain of animal use. This chapter describes how pain became the driving wedge that eroded the care/use jurisdictional divide between veterinarians and scientists and opened the door to greatly expanded regulation in the 1980s. Topics covered include the political history of pain, the Improved Standards for Laboratory Animals, two core beliefs fueling the drive of animal protectionists for stricter regulation, and a primer on animal pain.

Keywords: veterinarians; pain management; scientists; regulation; animal pain; animal welfare; laboratory animal medicine

Chapter.  11856 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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