Do animal experiments yield a benefit for veterinary medicine?

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Yes, because all medicinal products and vaccines registered for use in veterinary medicine must necessarily have been tested for their innocuousness in animal experiments.

For this reason, pets, farm animals and wild animals benefit from animal tests and the results and medicines derived from them: antibiotics, vaccines, narcotics and pain medicines are just some examples among many. Poliomyelitis was almost eradicated thanks to a vaccine that was originally harvested from monkey cells. Today, the same vaccine is used to protect chimpanzees in the wild against this disease. In addition, vaccines and medicines have been developed, which likewise or exclusively benefit animals, such as for example vaccines against rabies or canine distemper. Their development is again attributable to experiments on animals.