Naturally Occurring Disease Models
TIPS promotes the use of animals with
naturally occurring diseases as viable alternatives to creating a
disease model. Naturally occurring animal models are
increasingly recognized as a viable tool for studying disease and
its treatment in humans. Increased life expectancy - allows
scientists to see disease progression over a relatively short
period of time.
- Pets share a similar environment as their owners and are
exposed to the same toxins and carcinogens.
- There is a high rate of compliance in veterinary clinical
- People tend to own the same breed and want to prevent common
diseases within that breed.
Common diseases that are shared across species include:
- Spinal disease