Successful Medical Experiments With Animals Rabbits



I decided to write a post about how successful science has been, throughout the years, using animal experimentation to better human welfare. I do not wish to discuss or promote animal experimentation. I just want to point out the fact, that indeed, medical research using different species of animals has made a lot of progress in the evolution of human kind.


The age of the rabbits is important in considering the susceptibility. From the limited data at our command, adult rabbits are resistant, and there appears to be an abrupt increase in resistance between the age of 6 and 8 weeks; that is, rabbits under 6 weeks are more susceptible to the virus. There seems to be a parallel between the age incidence of this disease in rabbits and spontaneous poliomyelitis in man. The age incidence of poliomyelitis in man is indicated by the term “infantile paralysis.” Several methods of inoculation have proved successful; thus the rabbits have succumbed as a result of introducing the virus directly into the brain, by injecting it into a peripheral nerve, or directly into the circulation, or by placing it upon the uninjured nasal mucosa. The symptoms produced show more or less departure from the symptoms of poliomyelitis as seen in the spontaneous disease in man and in the experimental disease in the monkey. Entire Article

About Dra Martha Andrea Castro Médico WMA
I live in the Science Universe, Cycling World and Freedom Home, Mexico Brief biography: I am a Medical Doctor and General Surgeon. I specialize in difficult medical and clinical diagnostics. I subspecialize in Ischemic Cardiopathy. I am a Certified Medical Doctor by the World Medical Asociation. I have been practicing medical science for 28 years. In my private life I am a competitive amateur cyclist, animal lover, acoustic guitar player and song writer. My legs keep the wheels turning, my spirit keeps me going....AND MY BRAIN KEEPS ME BALANCED!

5 Responses to Successful Medical Experiments With Animals Rabbits

  1. Great review and info. Thanks, Dr. Castro.


  2. muppetalex1 says:

    In the UK animal experimentation is a legal requirement for all new drugs. Huntington Life Sciences, which always has protesters outside, has stopped 4 thalidomide type drugs. So it may not be pleasant, but animal testing is doing what it is supposed to – stopping poorly designed medicines from hitting the market.


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  3. I am professor and have been responsible for the vaccine against polio. Polio is a vile disease and without my research on the lab mice many people would be suffering from it.

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  4. Yes, we should experiment on animals whilst still using ALL other means to help other human beings.

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  5. MedStudentJAPAN says:

    What a controversial issue it is! In Japan… at least in my university, animal testing is used willingly, but in the lecture of ethics, we research public opinion, think on our own and report our opinions finally. this site gives me a comprehensive view of what we think about… I will report my opinion again.

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