La Società svizzera delle scienze degli animali da laboratorio (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde (SGV)) s’impegna attivamente per la promozione delle scienze degli animali da laboratorio e l’incrementazione della protezione degli animali e le considerazioni etiche su esperimenti con animali. Questi obiettivi saranno raggiunti per mezzo dell’organizzazione dell’istruzione e del flusso d’informazioni all’interno della comunità scientifica.
The Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde SGV) was founded in 1987. We serve as intermediary between animal welfare and research for the benefit of humans and animals. We are a key partner for the authorities, scientists and the public. We are dedicated to promote the 3Rs (REPLACE, REDUCE, REFINE) and the animal welfare and ethical considerations in animal experimentation.
The use of carbon dioxide for rodent euthanasia is currently a matter of intense debate, with an announced intention to discourage it, or even to prohibit it. A systematic review of publications related to the use of carbon dioxide for euthanasia in mice and rats is being conducted by an IACLAM (International Association of Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine) task force. Preliminary results reveal that there is very little scientific evidence supporting its prohibition so far and concluded in recommending additional research.
c/o PD Dr. Birgit Ledermann
December 12th and 13th
November 24th and 25th
Our official journal "Laboratory Animals, the international journal of laboratory animal science and welfare"