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Animal Research Advances Human Health

Animal research has improved health, prevented disease and saved lives of both humans and animals. Life-changing therapies ranging from vaccines and cancer therapies to organ transplants have helped millions worldwide. Many human diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, and arthritis also exist in animals and corresponding veterinary treatments have been based on therapies for humans.

For a timeline illustrating the many medical advances achieved through animal research, visit

Animal Research Advances Animal Health

Sharing the planet with animals sometimes means sharing diseases such as SARS, avian influenza, or swine flu. But it can also mean sharing benefits of animal research.

For example, animals and humans can suffer from different versions of the same disease. Veterinary treatments for diabetes, cancer and arthritis are based on corresponding therapies for people developed through animal research.

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