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What Animals WantExpertise and Advocacy in Laboratory Animal Welfare Policy$
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Larry Carbone

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195161960

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161960.001.0001

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The problem of pain

The problem of pain

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(p.141) 7 The problem of pain
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What Animals Want
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Larry Carbone

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161960.003.0007

Pain management might be seen as the expertise of veterinarians, but within the laboratories it is part of research methodology — the scientists' autonomous domain of animal use. This chapter describes how pain became the driving wedge that eroded the care/use jurisdictional divide between veterinarians and scientists and opened the door to greatly expanded regulation in the 1980s. Topics covered include the political history of pain, the Improved Standards for Laboratory Animals, two core beliefs fueling the drive of animal protectionists for stricter regulation, and a primer on animal pain.

Keywords:   veterinarians, pain management, scientists, regulation, animal pain, animal welfare, laboratory animal medicine

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