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Animal definition: a necessity for the validity of animal experiments?

Obrink, K.J. and Rehbinder, C.

Laboratory Animals, 34(2), 121-130 (2000).

In most scientific journals, experimental animals are described poorly. Whether this is scientifically justified is discussed in this article. It was concluded that when laboratory animals are used in scientific experiments, which almost always are of a quantitative nature, a detailed animal definition is imperative.