NCad opinion on 'Procedures using cats and dogs'

The Netherlands National Committee for the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes (NCad) has formulated specific recommendations in the opinion 'Procedures using cats and dogs' and offers guidance on reducing the use of cats and dogs as laboratory animals without compromising the quality of research and education.
The opinion is set out under three themes:
• research required by law
• education
• fundamental research
The opinion also briefly addresses possible communication strategies.