Compliance with the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (8th ed., 2013)(the Scientific Use Code) is mandatory under the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001, which safeguards the welfare of animals in Queensland.
Legal requirements for death as an endpoint, animals from pounds or shelters, protected wildlife, and unlawful animal use activities for scientific purposes.
What is an LD50 test or similar?
The 50% lethal dose test involves determining the concentration of an administered or ingested substance that will lead to the death of 50% of the animals.
Definition of 'scientific purposes', 'animal' and 'use'
Definition of a scientific purpose when using animals for scientific purposes
Privacy and confidentiality (using animals for scientific purposes)
Information on the privacy and confidentiality regulations by which the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is bound.
The Scientific Use Code
The Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes (Scientific Use Code) sets out responsibilities in the use of animals.