Guidelines on the use of animals for training interventional medical practitioners and demonstrating medical equipment and techniques (2009)

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Note: This publication was revoked by NHMRC in 2017. While the content of the document was current at the time of publication, the document is more than five years of age and may no longer reflect current best practice. NHMRC has made this publication available on its internet archives site as a service to the public for information purposes only.


These guidelines have been developed by NHMRC on advice from its Animal Welfare Committee. They aim to assist Animal Ethics Committees in the consideration of applications for the use of animals to train interventional medical practitioners in techniques and how to use new technology.

These guidelines are also intended to inform participants in training programs of the issues of animal care and welfare when animals are used in interventional medical training settings.

These guidelines should be read in conjunction with the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 8th edition (2013).