Animals in Research

By exploring the policies and practices of the use of animals in education, research and testing, and seeking methods for change, the Center for Animals and Public Policy encourages the Reduction, Refinement and Replacement of animal use where practicable. The center conducts faculty and student research on methods for assessment and alleviation of pain and distress in animals, educate laboratory animal scientists and health care workers about progressive measures, and, under the auspices of the Tufts Refinement Initiative, pursue investigation of non-harmful alternatives to the use of animals in DVM training. The DVM/MS in Laboratory Animal Medicine program is enhanced by CAPP faculty expertise in pain medicine, and MAPP and DVM/MSLAM students participate jointly in elective courses in the assessment of animal welfare.