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Dartmouth Violating Federal Law by Using Live Animals

PCRM: ‘Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, N.H., is operating in violation of federal by using live animals to train emergency medicine residents, according to a complaint that will be filed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine—a national nonprofit of 12,000 concerned physicians—on Mar. 2, 2017.

The training of emergency medicine residents at Dartmouth-Hitchcock currently involves cutting into live sheep to practice procedural skills, but the Animal Welfare Act’s implementing regulations “require that a principal investigator—including course instructors—consider alternatives to procedures that may cause more than momentary or slight pain or distress to any animal used for research purposes”…

The Physicians Committee’s complaint will be filed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Eastern Region Animal Care office. It cites inadequate oversight of the training protocol by Dartmouth College’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee’. SOURCE…

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