2010-11-07 vet brochure

Performing research on animals in hopes of predicting what happens in humans when they Science is on the verge of offering personalized medicine. This is are exposed to drugs and disease is tantamount medical treatment tailor made for you personally. Not for your mother or father or even your twin. This is in stark to going to the veterinarian when you are ill. contrast to medical treatments based on and tested on This brochure lists some reasons why physicians animals. For more information please consider reading: should not treat animals and why veterinarians While the following list is very incomplete, it should give you some idea of why animal-based research and testing is not everything the vested interest groups tell you it is. Anytime someone’s livelihood is threatened, they can find all sorts of AFMA realizes that the science is complex and that not everyone has the reasons to keep the enterprise alive, even if background to fully comprehend all the controversies in science. This brochure is not meant as an all-inclusive examination of the topic but rather as a limited introduction to the issue. For the more scientifically inclined, we recommend the book Animal Models in Light of Evolution by Shanks and Greek. WHY TREATING HUMANS AS ANIMALS DOES NOT MAKE SENSE
Acetaminophen also known as Tylenol and Paracetamol is Many drugs tested safe or effective on animals only to fail in Chocolate can kill dogs yet humans consume large volumes. Ibuprofen causes kidney failure in dogs even at very low Ketamine works well in primates but not so well in guinea Mibefradil (Posicor) Astemizole (Hismanal) Baycol (Cerivastatin) Raplon (Rapacuronium) Morphine works well for humans but some cats get very phenylpropanolamine Propulsid (Cisapride) excited when given morphine and it can cause seizures in Rezulin (Troglitazone) Bromfenac (Xibrom) Seldane (Terfenadine) Grepafloxacin (Raxar) Etretinate (Tegison) levomethadyl (Orlaam) Humans must not eat before surgery and anesthesia but rabbits and small rodents do not vomit and so can be fed. Tegaserod (Zelnorm) AN1792 for Alzheimer’s Penicillin can be toxic to some guinea pigs and hamsters. Viruses like HIV cause very different conditions and diseases Vaccines that worked well in monkeys harmed humans. The antituberculosis drug, isoniazid, has been shown to cause Animals reacted very differently from humans to smoking and lung cancer in mice. It does not do so in humans. Furosemide, also known as Lasix helps millions of humans Dogs don’t suffer from heart beat abnormalities from but is toxic to mice, rats and hamsters. Terfenadine, also known as Seldane (human do) but neither Aspirin can cause blood abnormalities in cats and they can do they receive any benefit from the drug (humans do). only take the medication every third day. Diphenhydramine also known as Benadryl works great in Chloramphenicol, an antibiotic, caused life threatening aplastic humans and dogs but humans must take only one fourth the anemia in cats. Chloramphenicol is a good example of a drug dose recommended for your Labrador Retriever. that varies tremendously from species to species. Dogs do Genes that cause diseases in humans do not cause disease in Drugs known to damage the human fetus are found to be safe

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